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Safe in Juba, Refugees from South Kordofan Recount Horrors

JUBA, South Sudan -- The embattled area of the Nuba Mountains is squarely situated in North Sudan, but the recent separation of the South poses new challenges for what in the past two months has become the region’s latest deadly front. As the festive mood surrounding the South’s independence celebration tapered off, many journalists in town for the big day turned attention – quietly, given the immense sensitivities – toward the conflict unfolding just over the new international border.

Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 7/14

Satellite Sentinel Project captures the attention of major media around the world, using satellite imagery and ground-based reporting to focus attention on and promote accountability for mass atrocities in Sudan and South Sudan. Here is a round-up of recent, select media coverage of SSP.

U.N. Report: 'Condemnation is Insufficient' for South Kordofan Atrocities

Since fighting broke out in the volatile Sudanese state of South Kordofan on June 5, accounts trickling out from the largely sealed-off war zone have attested to the Sudanese army, or SAF, and other affiliated government forces killing and committing other acts of violence against its civilians. Information out of the area continues to remain scarce and difficult to confirm.

Al Jazeera English spotlights SSP in a report on Sudan

“Today, while Southern Sudan prepares for independence, the orphan state of Southern Kordofan is preparing for long and bitter war with its adoptive parent, the Khartoum Government.” –Callum Macrae

Media Backgrounder in Anticipation of South Sudan Independence

WASHINGTON DC – As South Sudan’s Independence Day on July 9th approaches, the international community is focusing on the birth of its newest nation. Media outlets from around the world are covering this historical event. As a tool for journalists who do not have extensive background knowledge on the subject, the Enough Project has created this brief contextual overview on South Sudan and its related issues.

Overview

Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 7/7

Satellite Sentinel Project captures the attention of major media around the world, using satellite imagery and ground-based reporting to focus attention on and promote accountability for mass atrocities in Northern and Southern Sudan. Here is a round-up of recent, select media coverage of SSP.

SSP published two reports since July 1, 2011.  

Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 7/1

Satellite Sentinel Project captures the attention of major media around the world, using satellite imagery and ground-based reporting to focus attention on and promote accountability for mass atrocities in Northern and Southern Sudan. Here is a round-up of recent, select media coverage of SSP.

Mapping with the South Sudan Community

By Evans Arabu, a geographic specialist at Google, cross-posted from Google's Africa blog.

Sudan: Abyei Residents Skeptical of New Agreement

In the wake of impotent response from U.N. peacekeepers to the Sudan Armed Forces bombing and storming of Abyei last month, sending tens of thousands of civilians fleeing, optimism in reaction to the latest Abyei agreement was measured. While international leaders and diplomats tried to sound upbeat, congratulating the northern and southern governments for “taking this step toward peace,” people from the displaced communities voiced heavy skepticism about this new paper agreement.

Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 6/24

Satellite Sentinel Project captures the attention of major media around the world, using satellite imagery and ground-based reporting to focus attention on and promote accountability for mass atrocities in Northern and Southern Sudan. Here is a round-up of recent, select media coverage of SSP.

Al Jazeera English featured a story on SSP on June 17, 2011: (source)

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