NPC-SS joins the world Campaign on Global media and Information literacy

Poverty Alfred, NPC-SS Program Coordinator during a live talk Show on Radio Miraya



Juba, October 26 –Poverty Alfred, NPC-SS Program Coordinator on Tuesday live on Radio Miraya discussing about the global media and information literacy as South Sudan joins the world in the campaign on the Global Media and Information Literacy week.

“The next question will be on how we as National Press club South Sudan will be part to contribute to the MIL”, said Poverty Alfred, NPC-SS Program Coordinator during the talk show on Radio Miraya on Tuesday

He further said through NPC-SS capacity building programs that are more diverse in the way “we plan it; we shall be able to complement on already started efforts to improve the MIL advocacy in our Country”.


Media and information Literacy when taken seriously it shall improve press freedom and freedom of expression and lower the country from the ladder of the press freedom index through increase of professionals in the field that will implement theory into practice despite the loop holes that may exist.

Amadi community Radio Journalists started in-house training on Gender reporting



October 16, 2021- Mundri West–The National press club-South Sudan has today started two days in-house training in Amadi community Radio station of Mundri west county with  support  from UNESCO.

During the opening ceremony NPC-SS board of directors chairperson Mr. Bullen Kenyi said NPC- SS’ mandate is to create a conducive working environment which is free of harassment/intimidation for Journalists and media practitioners  through engagement with various state and non-state actors in South Sudan.

The Executive director of Mundri west county Wasila Angtawa tendered his appreciation  to NPC- SS  for the courage and support to Amadi community Radio. Angtawa  also appreciate Amadi FM journalists for their resilience  and patriotism in carrying out this difficult task despite this hard economic crisis.

“It is very impressive that you Journalists have decided to serve the community of mundri west and I encourage you all to utilize this opportunity and ask the NPC- SS team any questions  about the Journalists profession so that you will perfect your work. Mr. Angtawa added.

Mr. Bullen said that Journalists have a great role and responsibility to play by maintaining professionalism when carrying out their duties for authorities to get convinced of their role.

“Journalism is a practical career and it is important for Journalists to learn all the basic principles  and Ethics of Journalists so as to perfect  their Journalistic careers.” He added.

Bullen stated that the NPC-SS team  has not come to teach Amadi FM journalists but rather to build their capabilities on how they can produce better programs, accurate news and improve their skills on gender sensitive reporting.

On another note, Billy Eluzai Samson, the Station manager of Amadi FM appreciated the NPC-SS team for coming to build his staff capabilities since  most of them do not have media background.

He further noted that Amadi FM currently has 14 staff members  of whom  two are female Journalists.

“The skills and knowledge that my staffs are going to acquire will have an  impact on the way we are going to report news, write and produce our programs “Samson narrates. He affirms that the knowledge that NPC- SS team will give Amadi journalists, its impact will be seen by the communities of greater mundri west county through the improved performance of the Radios programs.

The director urged the NPC- SS team to follow up  with the journalists after this  training to assess if they have learnt  and are doing things in a professional manner. He then officially opened the two days in-house training for the community radio station with packages  production  and airing  of programs focus on gender  and tackling violence against Women.

Duk Padiet Community Radio Journalists Trained on gender responsive reporting

NPC-SS Gender advisor during a session



October 6, 2021 Juba – Journalists of Duk Padiet Community Radio station have concluded a four-day in-house training on how to professionally report on gender equality. This capacity building training is one of a series of the initiatives NPC-SS is implementing with Community Radio Stations across the country.

On his part, the Acting Executive Director, Kuer Diing of Duk Padiet County appreciate NPC-SS for conducting the training with the support from UNESCO in order to build the radio station despite the floods that have invaded the County. The current floods submerged most parts of Dukpadiet Community Radio (FM) Station.

“This radio is for all of us, the people of Jonglei State, it can be protected by these communities. I can assure the people who donated and gave it to us even though the disaster came, the community of Duk Padiet through the traditional chiefs and the local administration will mobilize the youth to put the Dike around our radio so that we can protect it” Kuer adds .

Poverty Alfred, the NPC-SS program Co-coordinator noted the challenge that the journalists at Duk Padiet are going through while operating without internet access and sessional flooding. However, it has enabled the team to understand the media situation in the country.

“Duk Padiet Community Radio needs interventions especially regarding internet access to ensure that most software in the Radios computers are updated to avoid abrupt shutdown of the Radio from functioning, there is need to extend some support to the volunteers to motivate them to do their work” Poverty notes

He further said that the radio station is not only for the Duk Padiet community but it covers six tribes of Jonglei State.

“In Duk padiet there are also two languages that are used in the community that co-exist together, Nuer and Dinka” Kuer adds

Duk padiet Radio Porgram Manager Mr. Gai Michael said he is pleased to receive NPC-SS team with this special session they have delivered to the radio that will increase the skills and knowledge of the journalists working to rightly and accurately write and disseminate the required information through the radio as a crucial platform for the public to access information.

The in-house training of 12 journalists’ aim is to promote a conducive media environment that promotes gender equality through a four-day capacity building training on Gender-Responsive and Gender equality in the media.

NPC South Sudan, through the funds from UNESCO have donated two solar batteries (12 V200 AH) to Duk Padiet community Radio station to support the running of the radio transmitter to continuously inform, entertain and educate the community on various important aspects.

The training was conducted by the National Press Club – South Sudan (NPC-SS) in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Duk county of Jonglei State.

“More technical support is still needed to strengthen the capacity of Radio community in South Sudan”: NPC -SS


Duk County, Jonglei State, October 4—The National Press Club-South Sudan (NPC-SS) with support from UNESCO trained the staff of Duk Padiet Community Radio on sensitive journalism reporting skills on Monday. The two-day training was officially opened by the Acting Executive Director of Duk County Mr. Kuer Diing.

Speaking during the opening ceremony, Kuer Diing appreciated the technical support being rendered by the NPC-SS despite the growing water level caused by floods in the county.

On his part, the Program Coordinator of NPC-SS Mr. Poverty Alfred said more technical support is still needed to strengthen the capacity of Duk Padiet FM radio to continue sensitizing and keeping the communities informed.

“Internet access is a huge issue at Duk Padiet Community Radio. Most of the programs and equipment are affected because the software installed in the computers is getting out of date. Sometimes, the radio goes off because of outdated systems and unreliable power supply,” Alfred said.

On his part, the Program Manager of Duk Padiet Radio Mr. Gai Michael appreciated the NPC-SS and UNESCO for building the capacity of his staff even as the floods submerged most parts of the facility.