Disappeared: South Sudan activist Dong Samuel Luak & opposition official Aggrey Idris

Recent articles in South Sudan

Relentless assault on press freedom continues in South Sudan

South Sudan’s continued persecution of journalists and assault on media freedoms shows that authorities are not committed to changing their tradition of repression. They should immediately release journalists Zechariah Makuach Maror and Jackson Ochaya and halt all acts of intimidation against the press.

Editor arrested and detained after responding to summons from South Sudanese authorities

The managing editor of “The Dawn” newspaper, Emmanuel Monychol Akop, was arrested and detained by authorities after responding to a summons to appear at the South Sudanese security service headquarters.

Editor Michael Christopher detained by South Sudan authorities

CPJ is asking for the immediate release of Michael Christopher, editor-in-chief of the Arabic-language daily “Al-Watan” who remains in detention since he was detained on 17 July. His whereabouts are unknown and the charges against him have not been disclosed.