July Edition of the People's Voice Print

PV July frontpageThis issue of The People’s Voice brings you fresh feature stories that capture the mood of the newly independent Republic of South Sudan, ranging from reports on the hopes and expectations of the ordinary citizens to a sad story on the problem of domestic violence.

It has been fully sponsored by the Norwegian Union of Journalists, who wish to support the cause of The People’s Voice and help strengthen the Union of Journalists of South Sudan. We wholeheartedly thank our Norwegian colleagues for making this edition possible. It is on this note that this issue is dedicated to reflecting on the challenges faced by, and the expectations of, the people of South Sudan.

Our writer Owen Bosco went behind the scenes in Torit and spoke to people in the streets, as well as experts, about their expectations, fears and dreams for their new country.

From Jonglei state, our able reporter John Actually sent in a story on the sporadic ethnic clashes that have bedeviled the state and left hundreds dead and kidnapped, including many women and children.

From Yei we bring you a sad story about domestic violence that has been a source of worry to many residents.  Our writer Agele Benson Amos speaks to the local villagers about the root causes of the violence, the impact it has on families, and how best it can be stopped.

In another interesting report, residents of Western Equatoria express their views on corruption, which they refer to as “the biggest threat” to South Sudan’s future, and which is already affecting service delivery in both the private and public sectors in the region.

We also bring you Voices from the Villages, an article capturing the concerns and needs of ordinary villagers in the new republic.

And finally, our senior reporter Paul Jimbo sought responses from senior government officials on agricultural issues raised in previous editions of The People’s Voice, and details their answers here.

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