Listen: We have to be peacemakers after years of conflict: South Sudan radio journalist
"This is Matt wells at you a news from its base in south Sudan's capital, Juba radio Maria station, run by the UN mission in the country. Unmixed is tasked with promoting dialogue, tolerance and peace. The three interlinked themes of world radio day two thousand nineteen mount on the thirteenth February the chance for broadcast journalist is huge given the level of suffering and intercommunal hatred generated by years of civil war after the world youngest country was born back in two thousand and eleven in an interview with you and uses Daniel Johnson presenter, Lucy Jubara explains how the radio station accomplishes its mission through community programs that involve women's groups civil society and government officials bringing all these voices together. Thousand six we had both fasting mainly in social than we have a big decision and Deuba, and then we have small offices here. And they're all of US House of them. Currently having a program goal democracy on action we being people who are in policy making makers bluer regarding to ease agreement. So we're having. Related to signing agreement and how he's going to be in. We've got into them. But we'd be people from either people from the community from leaning groups from my youth TV to say at these. And then of course, you perform the government itself isn't he having problems? So we've the government because the license and other issues, but still we are trying our best to bring these voices together. Tell me about how you'll journalists as a journalist responsible journalist, how do you deal with hate speech? And how do you find a balance an objective balance? And how do you decide what to report on? And what not to report on what we have for for code of ethics heavy TNA need. I am you have to defend yourself. And what you believe regards think that you're reporting, for example, e from related certain, I should each beat affecting my my reporting. And of course, we have our editors that will help you go through the line that the media has the same time you want to of course, you you can see and you can feel how people eager and relief into you. So if you come and you bring something that we make them fight again. I don't think it's good and all of us who are living outside their with or people, and he hold your somebody. So I don't think it's good thing for us to bring fuel to the fire. The as we say, you know, local language because for Judy to fairly from hate each trying, basically, they're medium to radio because we're all over the country. So in trying. Eat just all people. And that's what we are doing. It's difficult. Sometimes so went went has it been difficult. Given example, for example, you'll find hotels in the media of do people who are trying to make you to be in their sights example, you show them that. No, he just to spend piece, and then he had to show the listeners or to make them know that we have to be peacemaker start the dominant, you cannot take side. So you have to in the middle in between to get the point is what they're people were the people want to get it to the the official. So it's up to them to the people to choose. What is what is that? And can you tell me what sort of special events and community outreach may be phones as well. How do you actually get the opinions from all over the country? We have journalists in the states. They gotta material they got out and collected letters from. Ordinary people, and we were all the main office in Dubai, we do the same. But as I say here, we are. Franken them to go outside and record because of the security issues with the government, but we used to do we go outside record with the people. But we were facing some of the people they were afraid to tell what they feel they because of the security issues if their voices were heard on the radio, someone will come and then came them or even to detain them. So how'd you describe the failing in the country? Now is it more positive than ever been? Or is that not the case it was that too idealistic some of their their positively. You know, they they feel like okay p something we changed some of them. They feel now go to fight again. We don't feel safe, but they country on we have to change the situation we're facing, but it's difficult. It. It's difficult. You cannot say that one hundred percent positive, and how do you feel the message of the secretary General Antonio guitarist chimes with what you're doing in terms of? He says that radio is a personal interactive platform where people can add views concerns and grievances radio can create a community. How do you feel about what he says there? In starting doing this job, buddy. Love what I'm doing and integrity to the end of minorities icon. I see very happy. And despite way, my face, my people when I, you know, even the beginning when they take no I don't want to they're afraid or something like they tell them. No. If you did not talk. No, one will listen nothing will change. So what I do. Always. I say you have to say what you think otherwise, nothing we change and and change its on your hand you have to stick it out. You have to talk you have to be brave. So we don't have a critic all over the country. And so few people have living, for example, so many people have radios. So if you have any to anyone review is the platform for it."