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About Us

The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) 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 soon to be in government in South Sudan was also an issue AMDISS was determined to address and this remains one of our priorities today as the country takes its first steps as an independent nation.

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.