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Marvis Birungi

Marvis worked as senior stringer for Voice of America (VOA) in Juba. She joined The Niles project in October 2009. Marvis was a reporter for The Citizen newspaper and the Sudan Catholic Radio Network. She also contributed to the Juba Post and to Liberty FM as a freelancer.Many of Marvis’ stories focus on minority rights, with a growing interest in shedding light on the rights and struggles of the LGBTQ community members. She believes that the role and importance of media is still undervalued, especially in South Sudan and “it is this kind of challenge which motivates me,” Marvis says.

Mer Matthew Obur during the interview with Marvis Birungi in Juba, August 6.
“Mama don’t cry”
11.08.2012  |  Society
Open-air classrooms are typical in South Sudan.
Schools in desperate need
11.10.2011  |  Society
This girl, supported by \'Confident Children out of Conflict\', is one of many street-children who want to go to school.
Take me to school
9.05.2011  |  Society
The ARF Chairpersons Dr. Chol Deng Alak (right) and Mading Deng (left).
Situation: Critical
6.05.2011  |  Politics
At the verge of their independence, Southern Sudanese wait with great anticipation for their Independence Day.
Independence in the making
17.03.2011  |  Society
Was the raid on The Citizen an \'isolated incident\' or a precedent for more censorship to come?
Free media still on hold
24.02.2011  |  Society
New nation - new name?
26.01.2011  |  Politics
Omar Al Bashir, the President of Sudan during his probably last visit in this capacity to Juba, the capital of the semiautonomous region of Southern Sudan.
Respect our decision
4.01.2011  |  Politics
A gazelle poached in the Boma National Park, Jonglei state
Is it worth the sacrifice?
31.05.2010  |  Society