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Secretary General for UJOSS Majak Daniel in black suit(right) and others Media stakeholders during the seminar (Photo: John Agok)

South Sudan’s Media Cluster Appeals For Fund From Partners

By John Agok

The eight media clusters including Union of Journalists in South Sudan (UJOSS) and South Sudan Human Right Defenders Network (SSHRDN) on Monday called for more funding to strengthen media landscape in South Sudan.

The group believe that there is an acute need for the media to funded and provided with enabling environment to report human rights stories in a bid to propel peace in South Sudan.

UJOSS Secretary General Mr. Majak Kuany Daniel also the head of media cluster at South Sudan Human Rights Defenders Network and Mr. Johnson Juma the protection officer at the same body while addressing live on Juba echo urged partners to eject funds in to the media sector to make work easier for Human Rights Defenders.

“The purpose of the cluster is to review the way media landscape is changing for human Rights defenders in the Country, We are welcoming comments and recommendation on strategies to  safeguard media and give it latitude to promote human rights in the country,” said the officials.

They said that partners can put in funds for capacity building of media clusters and develop media relation which can promote human rights in the country.

One of the journalist participant in this work shop Mr. Majur Chol appealed for the creation of free civic and media space in the country.

“What generate good civic and media space is democratic styles and rule of law in the Country. There should be free space for journalists and activists to operate in the Country”, he said.

Media cluster was organized by UJOSS in collaboration with SSHRDN and funding from Non-violent Peace Force (NP)

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