Media Resource Centre Established In Bor To Boost Journalists Work

Boboya James Edimond, the NPA program coordinator for media in Jonglei state said that the project is to support civil society on freedom of expression. [Jacob Achiek Jok]

Boboya James Edimond, the NPA program coordinator for media in Jonglei state said that the project is to support civil society on freedom of expression.

Boboya said that they established a media resource centre last year for journalists to access and send articles to media houses and also access news sources.

“This centre is very important because people in Bor and especially journalists do not have free internet while information to the outside world is the key and that is why we have a centre like this,” Boboya said.

He said the resource centre will help people to interact freely with the other journalists and get some few books to read to enhance the capacity and the knowledge of journalists.

It will also create environment of interaction between various media organization in Bor and the outside.

“The world of today is going on blogging as one side of the media so it is important that people who want to interact on social media can also be able to use such opportunity so that they can manage to see the information on the internet,” he said.

The important issue is that people are be able to express themselves freely and that they able to access information through the internet, he said.
“We are targeting journalists and civil society organization as we have a lot of partners in Bor and if I am not mistaken it is the only resource all over Bor and most of the internet access in hotels are not for free,” he said.

Boboya said that the problem in South Sudan is that journalists can easily write their articles but they cannot be able to send them faster because they have to look for internet facilities and these facilities are lacking.

The resource centre has the capacity to take eight people connected to the internet and will operate from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm very Monday to Friday and is open everyone who needs to access information. 

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