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The Role of the Media in Conflict Transformation and Peace-building in South Sudan

The Role of the Media in in Conflict Transformation and Peace-building in South Sudan

A Dissertation presented to the College of Community Studies and Rural Development in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor of Science Degree in Development Communication  By Dhaal Mapour Aterdit (August 2014)   Abstract This paper investigated the role of the media in conflict transformation and peace building in South Sudan. It examined the degree to which the media outlets in South Sudan have participated in enhancing peace and harmony among the diverse conflicting parties, be it ethnic, intra-tribal, communal or political feuds. This paper aimed at finding out the contribution of the Media (radio) in conflict transformation and the role it plays in peace building in South Sudan. The other objective of this report was to discover the impact of the radio on the local community, particularly on the issues of peace building and conflict transformation. Although the conflicts are inevitable in human interaction, they must […]

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Urban land conflict in Eastern Equatoria

By Daniel Deng, Deng Simon Garang and Okello James (Juba, South Sudan) Returning back home is a crucial part of Southern Sudan’s new peace, still settling after years of brutal war in Africa’s largest country. But like many others who have tried, Rose Bernard Opiny has had to settle for just being close to home. Opiny fled her house in the Eastern Equatorian town of Magwi in 1983 after Sudan’s north-south war broke out. She returned a year after the 2005 peace deal, but found an army captain living on her plot. She demanded that he leave: he threatened to shoot her. She has since filed a case but county authorities suspended a ruling in her favor because they are too afraid to bring to officer to book. Her last hope is that she may get justice in the state capital of Torit. “I want my plot. I did not […]

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