NPC-SS Gender advisor during a session7 August 2022- JUBA-South Sudan’s police on Sunday arrested a freelance journalist reporting for the Voice of America, Diing Magot, during a protest staged by a group of youth expressing their anger over the hyperinflation in the country.
Journalist Diing Magot is also a gender-policy advisor for National Press Club-South Sudan. She is being detained together with six protestors at Malakia police station awaiting trial. NPC-SS calls for the immediate release of journalist Diing Magot from police custody.
NPC-SS Executive Director Ochaya James visited Diing Magot at Malakia Police Station to follow up on the case and to assure her that she is in our prayers
.Any attack on a journalist is an attack on the media. Journalists are messengers and they deserve the state’s protection from harm.
Covering a protest is not a crime. Therefore, it is the primary responsibility of the government to protect journalists and defend press freedom in the country.