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Mingkaman Together: A radio special to ease tension in the community

MINGKAMAN, South Sudan – “It’s not about my tribe, it’s not about my cows,” sings Afro-Jazz musician Mer Ayang. “I’ve got lines, I’ve got dots, I’ve got marks on my face. Darling please don’t you see I’m a South Sudanese.”

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Nile FM: A Community Radio Station Born in Response to Crisis

MALAKAL, South Sudan – As the sun rises and a new day begins, Julia Paulo Ding gets ready for work in the two-and-a-half-by-four meter blue and white tent she shares with her older sister’s family. They all — three adults and three

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Stop Muzzling the Press in East Africa

World Press Freedom Day is every May 3. The theme of this year’s WPFD, hosted by UNESCO, is Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In Arusha, Tanzania, journalists and media stakeholders from around East Africa

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#RightsMedia report: African #BarrickGold ‘s alleged #humanrights violations in #Tanzania

African Barrick is a unit of Canada’s Barrick Gold mining company. It operates four mines in northwest Tanzania, one being the North Mara gold mine, where alleged human rights violations have been perpetrated against the local population. A high profile

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From Accra to Arusha: A journalist’s journey across Africa

Okay, I know it’s cliche to travel to Africa and expect to launch my career as an international journalist. But, hey, if it worked out for so many others, why not give it a try? Of course I spent six

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The Arusha Declaration 2.0: A new #media protocol for #pressfreedom in #Tanzania

Dr. Ayub Rioba is a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. At the World Press Freedom Day conference in Arusha, Dr. Rioba produced a document known as the “Arusha declaration on media protocol

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