The “eye of the community”: reporter in South Sudan

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Angelina Gatdiet reporting in the field. Photo: Internews

A South Sudanese female journalist has explained how her reporting helped free a woman wrongfully imprisoned for a crime committed by her own son.

When Angelina Gatdiet aired the story on her local station, human rights teams acted to free the falsely imprisoned woman.

South Sudan has endured two years of violent civil war, which makes the work of journalists very challenging, especially for the few female journalists in the country.

Internews is a media non-profit, which built some of the first community radio stations there, and trains journalists to provide community news.

Nigel Ballard, director of community radio for Internews in South Sudan, asked Angelina Gatdiet to explain how the false-imprisonment story evolved.

Duration 3’16”