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AMDISS concerned over confiscation of journalists’ equipment

 Juba, August 11, 2023—AMDISS is deeply concerned over the confiscation of the media equipment that belong to Eye Radio and City Review Newspaper.

This afternoon, AMDISS learned with dismay the incident that took place at the Freedom Hall where media equipment were confiscated from two reporters, one from Eye Radio and another from City Review while the journalists were covering a parliamentary session.

This action amounts to violation of the media freedom guaranteed and enshrined in the National Transitional Constitution of South Sudan amended 2011 and the Media Authority Act 2013.

AMDISS calls for immediate intervention from the Media Authority to ensure that the equipment are returned to the said media houses.

If there is any disputes, AMDISS requests that it should be resolved through dialogue.

AMDISS is a member-based media organization in South Sudan formed in 2003 to work towards creating an enabling environment for media freedom through advocacy and dialogue with stakeholders.

For more information on this press release, contact us on [email protected] or call +211922814414

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