[FoME] website launch, sudanvotes

klaas glenewinkel klaas at mict-international.org
Fr Jan 8 16:50:09 CET 2010


Sudan votes - for the first time since 1986!
Sudanvotes.com is launched !

The website www.sudanvotes.com provides print and radio reports from 
Sudanese journalists across Sudan. The platform is being launched on the 
occasion of the CPA’s 5th anniversary.

For the first time in almost a quarter of a century, the Sudanese people 
are going to go to the ballot boxes in April 2010. The elections are a 
key provision of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which was 
signed on January 9th of 2005 ending decades of civil war. They are a 
historic milestone in the democratic transformation of Africa’s largest 

In support of this milestone, the Berlin based NGO Media in Cooperation 
and Transition (MICT) started a variety of activities to support 
electoral media coverage and political education in Sudan.

“The website Sudanvotes.org is the first of its kind to produce articles 
in English and Arabic simultaneously, promoting better understanding 
across usually divisive language barriers. The website serves to bring 
journalists from all parts of the country onto a shared platform,” says 
MICT’s director Klaas Glenewinkel.

Good journalism is key to an informed public. A group of thirty 
journalists from Northern and Southern Sudan are producing print and 
radio reports that are spread by media outlets across the country and 
are published on sudanvotes.com. The journalists are supported with 
continuous training and editorial coaching by MICT experts.

MICT’s Sudanese media partners are: Ajras al-Hurriya, Al-Akhbar, 
Al-Khartoum, Al-Ray Al-Aam, Al-Sahafa, Al-Sudani, Bentiu FM, Daily 
Liberation, Juba Post, Junubna FM, Southern Sudan Radio &Television, 
Sudan Catholic Radio Network, Sudan Radio & Television Corporation, 
Yambio FM.

MICT and its Sudanese partner organizations, Teeba Press in Khartoum and 
the Association of Inter-Media (AIM) in Juba launch the website on the 
fifth anniversary of the
Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

Sudanvotes is supported by the German Foreign Office.


For further details contact:
Roman Deckert
roman at mict-international.org
Mobile: ++49 – 179 66 00 575

Daniel Tetlow
daniel at mict-international.org
Mobile: ++49 – 175 962 70 71

Haytham al-Wardany
haytham at mict-international.org
Mobile: ++49 – 176 23 79 32 17


media in cooperation & transition

Klaas Glenewinkel, Managing Director

klaas at mict-international.org
mobile ++49 151 504 234 55

-> mict gGmbH, brunnenstrasse 9 / 10119 berlin / germany
phone ++49 30 484 9302 16 / fax ++49 30 690 88 390 


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