The Media for Peace Training, conducted from the 14th to the 22nd of September 2009, was an advanced workshop for a group of pre-selected individuals (21) involved in media production in Southern Sudan.
These ideas were compiled by Leila Bendra and Dominik Lehnert in response to the ‘COMMUNIQUE’ of the Sudan Conference organized by Sudan Forum e.V., Church Development Service and Sudan Focal Point-Europe.
The conference was entitled ‘Visions of Transition 3: Transformation from War to Peace or Protection of Prejudices and Privileges?’ held from the 12th to 14th of June 2009 in Hermannsburg, Germany.
Southern Sudan is at peace, since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005. But for decades the people of Southern Sudan experienced armed conflict and they still suffer from its consequences, such as underdevelopment, large-scale displacement and continuing armed conflict at the community level. Today, more than three years after the signing of the CPA, one can more or less find “A GUN IN EVERY HOME”...
The latest creative CAPOR invention in Southern Sudan was launched on Thursday, 14th of February 2008 at Freedomsquare in Yei. About 500 boys and girls, women and men attended the first Giant Puppetry Show, tackling one of the currently most sensitive issues: Landownership and Ethnicity!
The invention itself and the Community Journalists producing this video were supported by Xchange Perspectives.
The people of South Sudan are considered as the poorest of the poor worldwide. Nowhere else it is so hard to grow up as a child. For a long period of time children were not able to learn reading and writing at all. Even though the situation has improved, there is still a great need for well-trained teachers, scholastic materials as well as proper school buildings...