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Sudan launches new website for president Bashir

October 20, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government launched a multi-language personal website for president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir this week, according to state media.

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A screenshot from a government website dedicated to Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir (ST)

Sudan official news agency (SUNA) reported that minister for media and communications Al-Zahawi Ibrahim Malik met with the team responsible for creating and maintaining the website headed by Hashim Ali Salem described as the chairman of the board of directors for the portal.

SUNA said that Malik discussed the “arrangements and necessary mechanisms relating to launching the website” and called for “intensive media campaign” to advertise Bashir’s page.

Salem on his end said that the website is updated daily noting that the information contained in media messages “requires a high degree of professionalism”.

The site administrator stressed the importance of comprehensive coverage and providing resources.

Bashir is the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) candidate for the April 2010 presidential elections. He is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes he allegedly orchestrated in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.

Ever since the ICC arrest warrant, an intensive media campaign has been launched for the Sudanese head of state with billboards and pictures have been erected throughout the country bearing messages of support against the Hague tribunal.

Last year Sudanese officials have also pledged a massive cyber campaign to rally support for Bashir worldwide including gathering millions signatures for a petition against the indictment.

The site can be accessed at http://www.albashir.sd/

(ST)