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[Youth Initiatives] Pioneer Young Journalists in Sudan

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The young people of Sudan know conflict as a way of life. It erupted long before they were born, even a year before the country gained its independence from Egypt in January 1956. And peace did not come until the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005.

Today we speak with two young journalists with interest in human rights, politics, and civic debate, living and working in Sudan. Moez Ali, founder of 500 Words Magazine, describes himself as “a normal concerned Sudanese citizen,” but his efforts to establish his independent online English-language magazine speak to his exceptional abilities. We’ll also speak with journalist Samira Ahmed from Girifna.com, who says she “reached a point where [she was] truly angry with the government’s human rights violations” and sought a channel for her emotions and voice. What do they hope for the future of Sudan and its southern brother? What do they hope for themselves?

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