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Sudan social media activists harassed, bribed by authorities

November 29 - 2019 KHARTOUM
A social media activist shows a wound sustained while covering an event in Khartoum, November 28, 2019 (Social media)
A social media activist shows a wound sustained while covering an event in Khartoum, November 28, 2019 (Social media)

At a press conference in the Teiba Press Hall in Khartoum on Thursday, Sudanese social media activists reported they have repeatedly been harassed, threatened, and bribed by the authorities while covering events in Khartoum.

The activists said that they try to fill “the vacuum in news reporting about sensitive issues that has been created by satellite channels and newspapers still controlled by figures of the former regime”.

The activist asserted that they have been offered money or a better-paying job in a commercial enterprise, in exchange for not covering events or for covering events opposing the popular uprising. “They use the carrot as a weapon.”

Radio and Television Corporation

Several employees of the Radio and Television Corporation launched a vigil in Khartoum on Thursday demanding the removal of people from media institutions who were appointed by the former regime.

The employees claim that all departments are still under the control of members of the deposed Al Bashir regime, and that the current programming on television does not conform to the changes that have taken place in the country.

The protesters called on Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok to intervene to bring about radical changes within the corporation.

 

Journalists from the Radio and Television Corporation protesting against
department heads appointed by the Al Bashir regime (RD correspondent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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