Home | News    Wednesday 24 August 2016

S. Sudan security accused of undermining press freedom

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 23, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudanese journalists have accused security agents of undermining freedom of press and expression by dictating on the content of the newspapers and removing articles at printing facilities.

JPEG - 15.4 kb
A vendor sells newspapers in South Sudanese capital Juba (Photo: Al-Jazeera)

The Association of Media Development in South Sudan (ADMISS) said officers from the country’s national security service are deployed at printing facilities in the capital Juba to physical remove news and opinion articles critical of President Salva Kiir’s government.

“Removal of articles constitutes censorship and repression of the work of media in South Sudan,” said Alfred Taban, the chairperson of AMDISS in a public statement on Tuesday.

Taban, also the editor of the Juba Monitor, said six articles have been removed from his paper and Nation Mirror in the last thirty days.

“It amounts to undermining freedom of expression and media that have been enshrined in the transitional constitution of South Sudan and the South Sudan Media Act 2013,” he added.

The Nation Mirror said an article on reappearance of former first vice president Riek Machar in DR. Congo was removed last week before publication, forcing the paper to shelved Friday’s issue.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan: A tragedy of resignation and rebellion 2017-02-18 22:33:04 By Deng Kiir Akok Dictionary.com defined resignation as formal statement, document stating that one gives up an office or position. While on the other hand, rebellion is a resistance to or (...)

Quantifying human destruction and suffering in Sudan 2017-02-13 21:05:29 The grim calculus of international policies and politics By Eric Reeves Towards the end of her long chapter on the Rwanda genocide in “A Problem From Hell” (2002), Samantha Power renders a moment (...)

The inclusion of women in the peacemaking process 2017-02-12 23:54:36 By Adeeb Yousif The idea of this is to guide and provide an analysis of the impact of female activism on peace building efforts and it will discuss the effects of such activism on the ability to (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) 2017-02-08 21:49:09 Sudan Democracy First Group Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) War in the Blue Nile: Militias in the hunt of refugees and displaced population Introduction Throughout its rule, (...)

More refugees flee to Uganda than across Mediterranean 2017-01-25 09:15:39 January 25, 2017 Uganda welcomed more refugees last year than the total number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Europe. “Europe should learn from the way Uganda and other (...)

Carter Center welcomes new regulations on humanitarian affairs 2017-01-12 07:53:16 The Carter Center ATLANTA, Januarg 11, 2017 – The Carter Center welcomes the recent regulations issued by the government of Sudan aimed at facilitating humanitarian relief throughout the country (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.