Hon. Arop Madut: I was never beaten up by Presidential Guards in Juba

Posted: July 1, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Arop Madut-Arop, Letters

Letter to the Editor: I was never beaten up by Presidential Guards in Juba

Journalism in South Sudan

Dear Colleagues

July 1, 2017 (SSB) — I was shocked to read from Radio Tamazuj alleging that I was beaten by the presidential Guards while I have been away from Juba since May. I am vindicated that I have been writing about the abused of Journalism Profession in South Sudan.

I was never surprised to see Radio Tamazuj publishing news item without giving the sources of their information. I have been on record that Radio Tamazuj and Sudan Tribune, being foreign based institutions and apparently being edited by northern Sudanese, one can have credible reason to state that the two websites are campaigning aimed at causing friction among the people of South Sudan.

If Radio Tamazuj is edited by professional journalists, its management, on receiving news about my being beaten, should have sent reporters to seek exclusive interview with me before publishing anything about the incident.

I am appealing to all my colleagues in the press/media industry to condemn Radio Tamazuj action. On top of that, I suggest that we train our journalists about the importance of investigative journalism. I am appealing to the Group responsible for Media Development in South Sudan to train our journalists.

I discussed with Jacob Akol when we last met in Juba. Jacob Akol, Alfred Taban and I would be ready to offer our experiences.

Please find below news item from the Radio Tamazuj.

https://radiotamazuj.org/en/news/article/south-sudan-presidential-guards-beat-up-legislator-in-juba

Best Regards

Hon Arop Madut Arop

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