Director of Free Press Unlimited makes direct appeal to President Kiir on Blocked Website

Jul 25, 2017, 06:03 AM

[...] “Dear Mr President and all the government of South Sudan, we are not fighting with you, we don’t contest you, we are just doing our job as independent journalists, and so we inform about all sides of matters that are relevant there is no such thing as hostile information.”

The director of Free Press Unlimited, Leon Willems, was reacting to a decision taken by government to block the Dutch based Radio Tamazuj website and the Paris Based Sudan tribune website.

The media quoting #SouthSudan Minister of information Michael Makuei, said government blocked access to Sudan Tribune and Radio Tamazuj, accusing them of “hostile” reporting.

However, Leon told Radio Miraya's Sebit William, that Independent Journalism is not hostile, but rather aimed to provide fair and balanced information.

Listen to the interview