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S.Sudan Press Freedom Day 2019

Author: Daniel Danis | Published: Friday, May 10, 2019

South Sudan journalists and media stakeholders gathered in Juba on 9th May, 2019 to commemorate the Press Freedom, under the theme; “Media for Democracy and Peace: Journalism key Role in Promoting Sustainable Peace and Democracy,” and to also honor veteran journalist, activist and politician, the late Alfred Taban.

Pictorial by Joakino Francis/Eye Radio

Media stakeholders gather at Palm Hotel in Juba for Press Freedom Day.
Heads of Media Authority, Communication Authority, Min. Humanitarian Affairs, AMDISS stand for the national anthem at the Press Freedom Day, 2019
Journalists and invited guests stand for the national anthem at the Press Freedom Day in Juba, 2019
Irene Ayaa, Chair of the organizing committee of 2019 Press Freedom Day in Juba
Mary Ajith, Chair of Association for Media Development in South Sudan at the Press Freedom Day 2019
Participants at the Press Freedom Day 2019 in Juba, South Sudan
Media houses like Eye Radio have adopted a no hate speech policy in their programming" -Elijah Alier MD Media Authority.
Justin Alier De Mayen, the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Information at Press Freedom Day 2019.
Paul Jacob Kumba, Director General of Information in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting speaks at the Press Freedom Day 2019 in Juba.
Journalists and stakeholders gather at Palm Hotel in Juba for Press Freedom Day
Hon. Paul Yoane, Chairperson of the Committee for Information at the National Parliament attends Press Freedom day 2019 in Juba.
Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Hussein Maar Nyuot attends Press Freedom Day 2019 on behalf of FVP Taban Deng in Juba.
“Promotion of conflict through media on ethnic lines and use of tribal names to advance political agenda advanced the conflict in the country."
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