South Sudan

We are working with journalists in South Sudan to promote equal enjoyment of freedom of expression, and to combat discrimination and hate speech, in an environment where both the rights to freedom of expression and to non-discrimination are under threat.

Our achievements include:

  • Training 50 journalists to identify, document and report on discrimination and hate speech, and providing technical assistance on safe and secure reporting; 
  • Building understanding between journalists from Sudan and South Sudan, with the result that almost 230 journalists from the two countries have endorsed a common statement setting out their commitment to combating hate speech and promoting equality; 
  • Establishing a network of South Sudanese journalists committed to documenting human rights abuses and promoting equal enjoyment of rights, under the auspices of the Journalists for Human Rights network.