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Sudan In the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index Sudan was ranked 170 out of 179 countries.


South Sudan

In the 2011-2012 press freedom index Reporters Without Borders ranked South Sudan 111th out of 179 countries

In its July report, Reporters Without Borders stated that since secession South Sudan is “at a crossroads, wondering whether to behave differntly from Khartoum or give way to repressive instincts”.

The report added that South Sudan “is not currently prey to concerted and systematic harassment of its media," but that that "there has been a disturbing accumulation of incidents and isolated acts of repression or intimidation that end up undermining the climate in which journalists and media operate."

Many South Sudanese journalists are dissatisfied with the absecence of media legislation and say they are exposed to political attacks by the security services at the behest of senior politicians.


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PRESS FREEDOM INDEX 2011/2012

South Sudan, a new nation facing many challenges, has entered the index in a respectable position (111th) for what is a breakaway from one of the worst ranked countries, Sudan (170th).




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