NPC, among other media organizations commemorates world Radio day under the theme “Yes to Radio Trust”

February 17, 2022-JUBA The National Press Club in collaboration with the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS), Union of Journalists, and other media houses on Thursday organized a dinner as part of the World Radio Day celebration.
The event drew a number of journalists, media managers, members of the diplomatic community, and Media support organizations as well as academicians to celebrate the positive role of media in educating, disseminating, and informing the public on the current affairs unfolding in the country.
Addressing the event, the Executive Director of NPC-SS Mr. Ochaya James Philip applauded the journalists for working tirelessly in informing and entertaining the public.
Ochaya says radio plays an important role in the peace-making process by creating a platform for the public to share views that contribute to nation-building. He further thanked the UK 🇬🇧 embassy in Juba for their support to the media institutions in the country.
Speaking during the same event, the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee Ms. Ayaa Irene, who also doubles as the Principle of MDI and Chairperson of FJN, appealed to media managers to show a strong command of leadership in their newsrooms to shape public opinion.
She urged the media managers to equip journalists with necessary journalistic equipment to produce quality news products.
This year’s event was celebrated at Da Vinci Hotel in Juba where the organizers distributed digital recorders to ten media houses to ease their work.
Ms Ayaa advised the media managers to give the recorders to journalists to cover events in society.
“This equipment must not be taken out of the stations for private use or as personal property. The equipment must be kept at the stations for the journalists to use them,” said Irene.
On his part, the Representative of the UK Embassy in South Sudan Tom Carter affirmed his country’s readiness to promote media freedom in South Sudan.
The Deputy Minister of Information, Communication Technology, and Postal Services Dr. Jacob Korok acknowledges the positive role being played by media in educating the society, urging the media organizations to work together for the common good of the people of South Sudan.
The recorders and radio sets were distributed to; Akol Yam FM in Northern Bhar El Ghazal State, Radio Wau in Western Bhar El Ghazal State, Nile FM in Upper Nile State, Radio Farmers in Unity State, Voice of Freedom in Eastern Equatoria State, Maridi FM in Western Equatoria State, Voice of Reconciliation in Jonglei State, Yirol FM in Lakes State, Kuajok FM in Warrap State and South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) Radio in Central Equatoria State.
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“Launch of the Student’s Press Club” at the University of Juba

February 10, 2022-JUBA— The National Press Club South Sudan NPC-SS has officially launched the long-awaited Press club activities at the University of Juba School of Journalism Media and communication Studies SJMCS on Thursday. The event aimed to improve and build the courage of those in the school as they get to the profession.
Speaking during the occasion the Deputy Dean of the School of Journalism, Media, and Communication Studies Prof. Chaplian Kara appreciated the initiative and confirmed the effectiveness of the MoU signed between the University of Juba and the NPC-SS to work together in improving the skills of upcoming journalists in the Country.
On his part, the Country Director of UNESCO Mr. Julius Banda applauds his institutional support to relevant Media Organizations including NPC-SS to conduct their activities in order to build the capacities of the students as they get to the profession.
On the other hand, the representative of the diplomatic mission represented by the Canadian embassy Mrs. Jocelyn expressed the need to continuously advocate for the freedom of expression as a fundamental right for citizens in every country.
The Guest of Honor of the event was the commissioner of access to information commission Hon. Moyiga duru appreciated the importance of the day and related it to the due to be held World Radio Day WRD and urged students to be committed so that they cover the gap in the profession.

NPC-SS & AMDISS Sign MOU to promote cooperation and media advocacy

14th January 2022- National Press Club South Sudan (NPC-SS) and the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the partnership to promote cooperation and coordination of work between the two institutions.
The memo encompasses media advocacy and strengthening the capacity of media practitioners in the country. The executive director of Amdiss Mr. Michael Duku, MDI Principal Madam Irene Aya, and NPC Ochaya James, Poverty Alfred (NPC program Coordinator) has also witnessed the signing ceremony at Amdiss.
Mr. Bullen Yatta signed on behalf of NPC-SS and Juma Francis signed on behalf of AMDISS.

“We shall together improve the gaps through cooperation with the diverse media organizations, say NPC-SS

 December 27, 2021, Radio Miraya Breakfast Show hosted National Press Club South Sudan Program Coordinator, Mr. Poverty Alfred for a talk show about the importance of journalists and journalism in society and how society benefits from good journalism.
“We hope for increased better understanding by creating fora through get-together dinners and breakfast meetings that bring Journalists and stakeholders both state and none state to discuss the issues related to journalists and media workers”, Poverty says.
He added that the media organizations and partners need to complement each other to develop the South Sudan media and journalism profession to fit the required standards nationally, regionally, and internationally.
“We shall together improve the gaps through cooperation with the diverse media organizations and partners including the state actors to reduce the ongoing challenges in journalism profession as the election approaches”
To effect that, we in the National Press Club South Sudan together with the Union of Journalists of South Sudan have agreed to work jointly in the areas of capacity building for Journalists across the country. Poverty Revealed

UJOSS and National Press Club to empower journalists

23 December 2021 -In a just-concluded partnership meeting today chaired by UJOSS President Mr. Patrick Oyet, the National Press club South Sudan is looking forward to working with its partners to bring about a conducive working environment for journalists and media practitioners through capacity building activities that are crucial components for a vibrant media in the country

The two institutions have agreed to work together to enhance the capacity of Journalists across South Sudan.

We believe in being together to keep bound in this noble journalism profession

16 December 2021- NPC South Sudan Secretariat staff are pleased to convey their gratitude for your participation in the get-together dinner on 14th Dec 2021 in DA Vinci. We believe in being together to keep bound in this noble journalism profession.
Although the year comes to an end and as all get engaged in our various institutions trying to put things together ahead of the festive season, it is vital for us to continue sharing our thoughts and aspirations to consolidate our unity as media professionals in this country.
Your participation in our event made it colorful and we are certain that it enables each and every one of us to meet new friends and share ideas on how we can continue observing our professional media ethics and code of conduct as prerequisites ethical journalism.
NPC-SS will continue working closely with its partner organizations towards the quest for a conducive media environment in our beautiful nation.