James started to work as a journalist with Gurtong in 2007, writing stories from his home state Unity. He joined The Niles project in June 2015, reporting from South Sudan’s Unity and Upper Niles states, as well as from the Blue Nile region in Sudan. His interest in the media sector dates back much longer. Already in 1995 he published a gazette in Dinka language, called “Amilla” (Salt), raising awareness on HIV and AIDS among the youth in Khartoum. His Dinka-Arabic-English translation talent was of great use in countless other media projects he was involved in. James says he “is enthusiastic about sharing people’s stories, stories about their joys and grievances”.