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.
An independent, sustainable, representative and democratic association that advances media freedom, freedom of expression, and professional Journalism.
To promote professional excellence in Journalism and media practice and advocate for a free, independent and democratic society.