Building professional journalism in South Sudan.


Who we

The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) is a membership organization of media houses in South Sudan with the cardinal aim of building professional journalism.

It was formed in 2003 by editors and owners of the leading media outlets in South Sudan to help address the news and information void in the country and the lack of capacity by local journalists to report on the issues of human rights, good governance, freedom of expression and democracy. A poor understanding of the role and responsibilities of the media by those in governance in South Sudan was also an issue. AMDISS was determined to address and this still remain as one of the priorities.

Currently AMDISS’s members are television and radio broadcasting stations, publishers of newspapers, magazines, internet news websites, media associations and unions representing the whole industry as editors, sub-editors, reporters, and photographers.


We are

Our vision

An independent, sustainable, representative and democratic association that advances media freedom, freedom of expression, and professional Journalism.

Our mission

To promote professional excellence in Journalism and media practice and advocate for a free, independent and democratic society.

Core values

    • Commitment
    • Independent
    • Gender
    • Integrity
    • Professionalism
    • Solidarity
    • Innovation
    • Justice

We also offer training and mentoring to improve the skills of local journalists; help develop policy framework and media laws; and run the Media and Resource Centre, a gathering place for the local and international press that is housed in our Media Development Institute (MDI) in South Sudan’s capital Juba.