Project:

A bi-lingual publication offering independent, balanced and accurate coverage of Sudanese and South Sudanese affairs.

Production Runtime:

2009 to present

Partners:

German Federal Foreign Office



In 2009, MiCT started training local journalists ahead of the 2010 elections and the 2011 referendum on Southern Sudanese self-determination. Young media makers from what are now Sudan and South Sudan have come together ever since in MiCT-organised workshops and published their works on our website TheNiles.org, previously SudanVotes.com.

The Niles promotes independent, balanced and accurate coverage of Sudanese and South Sudanese affairs. Working with around fifty journalists from all parts of both countries, MiCT organises workshops and coaching to help advance reporters’ skills in relaying the stories that shape people’s lives.

The Niles is also regularly published in printed form with the first issue coming out for South Sudan’s independence day on 9 July 2011. More than 5.000 copies of that edition as well as of the subsequent ones in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 were distributed by local media houses in both Sudans as supplements respectively.

In 2014, The Niles print series was displayed at the prestigious German media prize LEAD awards held at Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen and received an honorable mention. Articles by The Niles have been featured by The Guardian’s Africa Network and other leading international media outlets.