Home | Keywords | Media | Africa | Sudan | Newspaper | Al-Sudani (Khartoum)

Newspaper | Al-Sudani (Khartoum)

JPEG - 34.6 kb
Front page of Al Sudani, June 12, 2011 (TMCT)

Established: 1985

Circulation: 1,000-10,000 (NPC Dec. 2012)

Political Affiliations:

Editor-in-Chief: Dia Al Din Bilal

Background

Al Sudani was established in 1985 by the NIF’s Mahjoub Urwa, brother of the formidable security figure Al Fatih Urwa. Al Sudani, Alwan and the NIF’s official mouthpiece Al Raya served as the NIF’s propaganda outlets during the 1986-1989 parliamentary regime. Mahjoub Urwa’s ownership ran into trouble with the authorities during the 1998/1999 split within the NCP. Following the paper’s failure to side decisively with President Al Bashir against Turabi, Urwa was subsequently financially punished, and the paper almost went bankrupt. During the early 2000s, Al Sudani became a favourite with Khartoum’s literati. It hosted several regime-critical voices and dedicated its culture pages to an emerging generation of poets, prose writers and critics. However, financial constraints took their toll on the publication and Urwa eventually threw in the towel. He agreed to sell a majority of Al Sudani’s shares to the pro-NCP business magnate Jamal Al Wali, who thus became the chairman of the executive board. The younger Dia Al Din Bilal, a journalist from Al Ray Al Aam, replaced Urwa as editor-in-chief.

Source: The Sudanese press after separation – Contested identities of journalism. MICT 2012, Page 34.

PDF - 2.5 Mb
The Sudanese press after separation – Contested identities of journalism - MICT 2012


 
 

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


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Nile Cooperation akin to teamwork in sports 2016-06-28 12:20:36 By John Rao Nyaoro For any football team, you have the goal keeper, defenders, midfielders, strikers and the coach. These entities blend together so as to secure victory for their team. (...)

Unity of Bentiu communities 2016-06-26 22:54:17 By Hon Lam Tungwar Kueigwong The Northern Liech State Government, under the Leader of Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit President of Republic of South Sudan and the State Governor Dr Joseph Nguen (...)

JMEC’s statement on the despairing situation of South Sudan 2016-06-26 18:37:50 By James Okuk, PhD In the Opening statement delivered to the members during the plenary meeting in Juba on 23rd June 2016 by H.E. Festus G. Mogae, the Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese students, activists are at risk of torture: HRW 2016-05-25 14:40:51 Human Rights Watch Sudan: Students, Activists at Risk of Torture Free Detainees; Investigate Abuses (Nairobi, May 25, 2016) – Sudanese national security officials have detained dozens of (...)

South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region 2016-05-24 22:01:01 Human Rights Watch For Immediate Release South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region Provide Justice for Army Abuses in Western Regions (Nairobi, May 24, 2016) – South Sudanese (...)

Open Letter to President Salva Kiir and 1st Vice President Dr. Riek Machar 2016-04-18 12:36:12 South Sudan Women United April 15, 2016 Your Excellencies: South Sudan Women United writes to congratulate you both on the steps you are taking towards ending violence in South Sudan and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.