Home | Keywords | Media | Africa | Sudan | Newspaper | Al-Midan / Al-Maydan (Khartoum)

Newspaper | Al-Midan / Al-Maydan (Khartoum)

JPEG - 26.1 kb
Front page of Al Midan, December 11, 2011 (TMCT)

Al-Midan or Al-Maydan is an Arabic daily newspaper published in Khartoum, Sudan.

Political Affiliation: Sudanese Communist Party (SCP)

Website: Arabic / English

Established: 1954

Circulation: 1,000-10,000 (2012)

Editor in Chiefs:

  • Madiha Abdalla - 2011 to present
  • Al Tijani Al Tayeb - TBC to November 2011

News

Al Midan:‘84 newspapers prevented from publishing this year’

Background

Al Midan is the organ of the CPS. It was established in 1954 as the official publication of the Anti-Imperialist Front. The paper was banned during General Abboud’s rule (1958-1964), resumed publication in 1964 but was banned again together with the CPS in 1965. It returned to print during the first two years of Numeiri’s rule and was banned in 1971 to return only in 1985. It was shutdown in 1989 with the advent of President Al Bashir’s regime. During these extended periods of censorship, the paper was clandestinely published and circulated among members of the CPS and its sympathizers. Al Midan resumed publication in 2007. It is largely read by followers of the CPS and a predominantly urban constituency. The paper agitates aggressively against the NCP regime and is regularly confiscated by the security authorities. Madiha Abdalla became the editor-in-chief of Al Midan following the death of its veteran editor, Al Tijani Al Tayeb, in November 2011. She had worked for Al Midan prior to the 1989 coup and then for Al Ayaam until she was picked by the CPS to succeed Tijani Al Tayeb.

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


Who was behind the killing of civilians in Bor? 2014-04-22 06:50:43 By Peter Gai Manyuon "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death", from unknown author. (...)

Embracing victimhood to celebrate victimisation 2014-04-22 06:28:12 By Juliana Bol April 21, 2014 - It was a bit disturbing to hear news of our citizens in the IDP camps (where they are seeking protection and shelter) celebrating the recapture of Bentiu -in (...)

South Sudan: Revenge Killings is not the basis for building a modern nation 2014-04-21 05:39:31 By Steve Paterno April 20, 2014 - The theme of this article develops as a result of my extensive research and writings on a culture of revenge killings among South Sudanese communities, (...)


MORE




VIDEOS



Latest Press Releases


Sudan: No justice for protest killings 2014-04-23 21:06:10 Human Rights WatchRelease Detainees and Punish Abusive Forces (Nairobi, April 21, 2014) – Sudanese authorities have failed to provide justice for scores of civilians killed in anti-government (...)

SDFG mourn the loss of a Sudanese activist 2014-04-20 09:02:39 The Sudan Democracy First Group mourns the loss of Osman Hummaida, a towering figure of the human rights movement in Sudan, and a tireless campaigner for democracy and peace in the country. Osman (...)

UNICEF supports emergency response for children in Sudan with 89 tons of life-saving supplies 2014-04-19 09:47:06 Khartoum, 18 April 2014 --- Today in Khartoum airport, UNICEF received 89 tons of life-saving supplies to support the humanitarian response to children affected by emergencies in various hot (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.