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Street children cry out for help

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The 12 April 2011 was the international day of the street child but, in much of South Sudan, soon to be the world’s newest state, it has passed without notice or acknowledgement, save for a local charity in Yei which organized an event to highlight the social and economic magnitude of the problem.

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Another perspective

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A granny's view on the new State of South Sudan

"We have known nothing but injustice since we were born"

UJOSS representative met with South Sudan Minister of Information PDF Print

UJOSS LogoPublished: 7 April 2011

Country: South Sudan

On April 6 2011, members of the Executive of the Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS), headed by Chairperson Oliver Modi, met the Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS),  Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin, in the Ministry of Information office.  This was the first meeting UJOSS held with the Minister since the newly elected Executive resumed office last November. The purpose of the meeting was to brief the minister on UJOSS activities since its formation in 2004, and to discuss UJOSS achievements and challenges, its way forward, relations with local and international partners and future plans. The meeting was successful and the Minister expressed his appreciation of UJOSS efforts to establish a functional media in South Sudan.

The Minister also said that the government of South Sudan is willing to support independent media that respect media law and ethics, and the norms and principles of ethical journalism. He added that UJOSS should continue with their activities in the ten states without hindrance.

"Before the birth of our new nation, the media laws will be passed by the government," Barnaba concluded.