Daily Nation Mirror Newspaper Seized By Security

This article was last updated on May 27, 2022

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The Daily Nation Mirror, an independent newspaper in Juba was seized by security forces  on Tuesday from circulating because of a leading story they published covering the conference of the SPLM in Opposition (SPLM-O) in Pagak Upper Nile State. 

The Chief Editor of the Daily Nation Mirror, Wol Deng Atak says he is being accused by the security forces of working for the SPLM-O by posting their stories as opposed to stories related to President Salva Kiir.

“The security elements told me that I should be covering President Kiir’s events instead of updating people about Pagak rebel’s conference. But then, that is interference in the media work. With media freedom I should be free to fetch the stories I want to cover and report them to the public.” 

Atak said it is the right of the citizen to be informed on what is happening in Pagak hence the follow up of theconference.

He claims that the newspaper encountered a loss of about 5,000 Sudanese pounds that was used for printing.

This is the first time the newspaper is being seized by security forces since it started in July this year.

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