Conflict and Media

Journalists reporting from regions of conflict face unique challenges in providing accurate and impartial news. “One careless word or one inaccurate detail can ignite a conflict,” said Fiona Lloyd, one of two media trainers who designed a special training program for Internews aimed at journalists who work for media outlets within strife-torn areas. “But equally, one clear, balanced report can help to defuse tension and neutralize fear.”

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    A group of people walk outside, including Ban Ki-Moon
    Friday, May 13, 2016

    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon paid a special visit to the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba in February as part of his official visit to South Sudan, where he met with the country’s leaders and appealed for peace.

    Speaking to a group of children at the Hope Primary School located inside the PoC, he recounted his own childhood growing up during the Korean War and challenged the leaders and development partners present to invest in education for children.

  • On World Radio Day, a South Sudanese Radio Station Celebrates its First Anniversary

    A woman helps adjust cultural cloths on 3 men
    Friday, May 13, 2016

    On February 16, more than 500 people came to celebrate the first year anniversary of Nile FM, a community radio station located at the heart of one of South Sudan’s conflict areas.

    “Nile FM has played an important role in promoting informed decisions on health, protection, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), and other pertinent issues of the PoC (protection of citizens) community,” said Ken Rogers, the Head of Office for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Malakal. “I urge Nile FM to continue this incredible service.”