Sudan: Military Intelligence Bars Journalists From Darfur

Intercommunal violence in Darfur has left millions in need of assistance. Pictured here, an IDP settlement in Sortoni (file photo).

Khartoum — The Sudanese Journalists Network (SJN) condemns the military for not allowing journalists and correspondents to enter Darfur "under the pretext of the deteriorating security situation in the region".

The SJN said in a statement yesterday that "this reprehensible step of the Military Intelligence (MI) shows the depth of the crises facing the transitional government". It stated and that "the freedoms of the Sudanese people are in danger".

It called the military intervention "a violation of the Constitutional Document and a dangerous development undermining the freedom of the press".

The SJN statement described what took place as "militarisation of the public civil space, aimed to engulf the entire transitional period, killing the first slogan of the revolution: Freedom".

The decision of the Sudanese Military Intelligence has been met with widespread criticism from the media in Sudan.

The Sudanese Journalists Network (SJN) was awarded the Press Freedom Award 2020 by the Swedish chapter of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in November 2020 for its efforts in defending freedom of expression and the press, and its participation in leading the civil struggle in Sudan.

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