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Veteran Journalist Alfred Taban elected head of AMDISS

Alfred Taban enlightens Eye Radio journalists on Code of Conduct and Ethics of Journalism Guide, Oct 15, 2014. Photo: Nichola M. Eye Radio.

The Association for Media Development in South Sudan, AMDISS, has elected a new executive committee for a four-year term.

The Editor-in-Chief of the Juba Monitor English Daily Newspaper, Alfred Taban, has been elected new chairperson of the association.

He succeeds Mr. Jacob Akol, the outgoing chairperson whose mandate ends today.

The members of the new executive committee of AMDISS are:

Chairperson, Mr. Alfred Taban, the Editor-in-Chief of the Juba Monitor,

The Deputy Chairperson is Madam Veronica Lucy Gordon, the chairlady of the Association of Women’s Media in South Sudan, AMWISS,

The Secretary-General, is Mr. Nhial Bol Aken, the Editor-in-Chief of the Citizen English Daily Newspaper,

The Deputy Secretary-General is Mr. Koang Pal Chang, the Director of Eye Radio,

The Treasurer, is Mr. Charles Rehan Surur, from the Juba Post Newspaper,

And the Deputy Treasurer is Mr. Oliver Modi Philip, the Chairperson of the Union of Journalists of South Sudan, UJOSS.

AMDISS is an advocacy and a Media Development Institute in South Sudan founded in 2003 to address the news and information void in the Country.

The institution also work to improve the capacity of local Journalists to respond to the crucial issues of human rights, good governance, freedom of expression and democracy in South Sudan.