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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 16:27
 
The Internews chief of party is urging the South Sudan’s Media authority to help and promote journalism in the country as part of their role.
 
Addressing participants at World Radio Day in Juba University on Tuesday, Charles Chaskins says promotion of journalism in South Sudan is significant to guarantee a free and independent press which is a key foundation for any democratic society.
 
He notes that Radio is vital in South Sudan because it is an accessible form of media which provide public information to majority in the country.
 
James Magok, Managing Director of South Sudan Broadcasting Cooperation, urges journalists to watch out as they carry out their duties. He says journalists should not fear the Media authority because they are friends in the same field.
 
“Media Authority is a referee to journalists and radio is very dangerous when it's been misuse,” Magok explains.
 
Mary Ajith, Acting chairperson for Association for Media Development in South Sudan or AMDISS says media has helped in building peace in the current conflict.
 
She says AMDISS is pleased to hear local journalists reporting about the ongoing revitalization forum in Addis Ababa to inform the local population with vital information.
 
The speakers gave their remarks during the World Radio Day in Juba.

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