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16 Oct 2012 description

Listeners call in to local radio stations after series on women’s rights starts airing.

By Simon Jennings - International Justice - ICC 15 Oct 12

A new IWPR radio programme discussing women’s rights in South Sudan has received a warm welcome from listeners in the region.

Nadhrat al-Shafafa, which means “Transparent View”, is a 15-minute weekly magazine show broadcast in and around the towns of Wau and Malakal, and in Gidel, north of the border in Sudan. It is produced in partnership by the Catholic Radio Network, CRN.

22 May 2012 description

Training programme in Juba ahead of new series addressing women’s rights in areas bordering Sudan.

By Simon Jennings - International Justice - ICC
ACR Issue 321, 18 May 12

A ten-day training and mentoring course for broadcast journalists held in Juba has paved the way for IWPR’s new radio programme covering women’s rights in South Sudan.

The weekly programme will be produced in partnership with the Catholic Radio Network, CRN. The content will be gathered and recorded by IWPR and CRN’s team of female reporters.

08 Dec 2011 description

People from the newly-independent state in the south suddenly find themselves foreigners in Sudan.

The separation of South Sudan from the north has created a huge population shift as southerners find themselves disenfranchised by the Khartoum government, under new rules that treat them as foreigners even if they were born there.

Nearly 350,000 have already returned to the south, while thousands of others are held up by security and transport problems.

25 Jul 2011 description

World’s newest country faces challenge of establishing democracy that includes all factions.

By Barrett Holmes Pitner - International Justice - ICC
ACR Issue 300, 25 Jul 11

As the Republic of South Sudan embarks on establishing itself as an independent state, analysts are concerned that the ruling party’s domination of parliament and its close association with the military will hinder progress towards democracy.