The Union of Journalists of South Sudan, UJOSS, has been admitted into the Federation of African Journalists.
The Steering Committee of F-A-J, which met in Nigeria in September, endorsed the application by the UJOSS for membership in the federation.
“This is a big achievement to media sector in South Sudan, despite that the country being only two years old,” Oliver Modi Philip, the Chairperson of UJOSS told Eye Radio.
“The Federation of African Journalists is very, very important for the union of journalists to be a member so that, when we talk about our African issues as far as media is concerned, as far as journalists are concerned, we could learn lesson from our brothers and sisters who have actually been there ahead of us.”
The Union of Journalists of South Sudan was founded in 2004, and registered by the Ministry of Justice in 2008.
The Federation of African Journalists represents more than 50,000 journalists in 40 countries in Africa.