South Sudan Info

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South Sudan Info @South_Sudan http://twitter.com/#!/South_Sudan David Widgington is pursuing a MA Media Studies re: the development of media in South Sudan since end of civil war. His blog relfects his interest in S. Sudan. http://southsudaninfo.net Sudanese newspapers need an overhaul to restore credibility by putting a stop to unethical practices. In the offices of a local newspaper, a reporter was recently overheard speaking into his cell phone loudly enough for everyone in his midst to hear: “I’m not doing the story unless I know how much they’re offering,” he said. Raising his voice, he added, “No sir, I won’t repeat my last mistake; it was too little money, so if they want us to cover this tour they should tell us from the start how much they’ll pay or I won’t go.” This type of coverage-for-hire is just one illustration of a glaring lack of ethics in Sudanese journalism. The payment for news reports, interviews and opinion columns in local newspapers is no secret. Corruption has become entrenched in everyday reporting to such an extent that it’s now the subject of public debate.
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