Since the December 2018 uprising, the people of Sudan have made their voices heard in the media and are now making their feelings known without fear of reprisal. However, the younger generation, who have been the driving force behind the revolution, as well as women—also very proactive in advocating freedom of expression—are still underrepresented both on radio and other media outlets.
In January 2020, CFI organised a forum in Khartoum bringing together around 150 journalists and members of civil society and the political class to discuss the principal challenges that Sudanese media outlets are facing and deliberate on possible action strategies. This event gave way to the establishment of two projects: Aswatna, focused on modernising a training centre and training radio journalists, and Kalimat Sudania, centred around local journalism and collaboration between media outlets and civil society.
Sada (which means ‘echo’ in Arabic) is committed to the continuation of both of these projects, by offering its support to Sudanese media outlets to produce content as well as technical support.
Training journalists and supporting content production
- Training in broadcasting and cultural content production, with practical in-studio exercises.