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Printing of The Niles 2012 edition in Juba, July 17, 2012. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
#Pressfreedom: Under attack
Seven journalists have been killed in South Sudan since independence, including ex-The Niles correspondent Peter Julius Moi, and leading media outlets were shut down. Across the border in Sudan, press censorship is rife and journalists work under growing pressure. The Niles surveys the troubled media landscapes of Sudan and South Sudan.
Alfred Taban, the Editor-in-Chief of the Juba Monitor was recognised for “courageously and consistently advocating for press freedom and media development in South Sudan” during the World Press Freedom Day 2016 commemoration in Juba on May 3, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama)
Alfred Taban, the Editor-in-Chief of the Juba Monitor was recognised for “courageously and consistently advocating for press freedom and media development in South Sudan” during the World Press Freedom Day 2016 commemoration in Juba on May 3, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama)
Alfred Taban, the Editor-in-Chief of the Juba Monitor was recognised for “courageously and consistently advocating for press freedom and media development in South Sudan” during the World Press Freedom Day 2016 commemoration in Juba on May 3, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Martha Agama)

‘Be courageous even if you face arrest’

Davis Mugume
South Sudan veteran journalist Alfred Taban says he will not stop writing his critical opinion pieces. Taban was released on bail to receive medical attention.
1.08.2016

Rights groups call for the immediate release of Alfred Taban

Davis Mugume
Regional and international rights groups and organisations call for the immediate release of Alfred Taban, the Editor-in-Chief of the Juba Monitor.
21.07.2016

Running to the bush: A journalist’s story of fleeing in fear

O. Hannington
Christine Anzio Wani is a journalist who fled her home in Morobo. Now she and her ailing young daughter sleep in the bush for fear of violence.
18.07.2016

Recognising the work of South Sudan’s journalists

Waakhe Simon
As South Sudan marked the World Press Freedom Day on May 3, journalists across the country face enormous challenges.
4.05.2016
The April 2015 cover of the True African Magazine. (photo: True African Magazine) The April 2015 cover of the True African Magazine. (photo: True African Magazine) The April 2015 cover of the True African Magazine. (photo: True African Magazine)

‘Why I work South Sudanese media despite the risks’

Esther Muwombi
Journalists in South Sudan face the brunt of suspicion, as well as threats and even murder. Shanty Husna, founder and CEO of True African Magazine, decided to stay despite the risks.
2.05.2016
An empty chair amid a printing-press in Juba, July 17, 2012. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
Press freedom under attack
As a journalist I no longer feel safe in South Sudan
22.09.2015  |  Archive
Bishop Santo Loku Pio in Juba, March 20, 2012.  (photo: The Niles | Joseph Oduha)
Press freedom under attack
Bishop slams South Sudanese government for attacks on journalists
16.09.2015  |  Archive
A man listening to the radio in front of his homestead in Magwi, February 24, 2010. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
Press freedom under attack
Shooting of journalist renews fear among South Sudanese reporters
16.09.2015  |  Archive
The Citizen TV (CTV) staff being trained by The Niles in Juba, July 11, 2012. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
Press freedom under attack
South Sudan’s Citizen newspaper lays off staff, forced to close
16.09.2015  |  Archive
Christoph Straesser
Press freedom under attack
“Respect press freedom”
24.08.2015  |  Archive
Peter Julius Moi (photo: Unknown (retrieved from Facebook))
Press freedom under attack
Mourning Peter Julius Moi
20.08.2015  |  Archive
 (photo: The Nies | Dominik Lehnert)
Press freedom under attack
South Sudan in mourning: free media murdered once again
20.08.2015  |  Archive
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  |  Archive