Exile Media Hub Nairobi: A Sanctuary for Journalists from East Africa

Because the Sudan battle between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Speedy Help Forces (RSF) reaches the one-year mark, over half of the inhabitants is grappling with a humanitarian disaster, ensuing to the displacement of over 8.5 million individuals to neighboring international locations. 

Amongst these profoundly affected are quite a few journalists, whose tireless efforts have been essential to tell the world about their nation’s advanced scenario. On the primary anniversary of the battle, Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT) along with its companions the Worldwide Press Affiliation of East Africa (IPAEA) and Sudanese civil society group Al Adwaa, and with assist by UNESCO’s Worldwide Programme for the Improvement of Communication (IPDC), and the German Federal Overseas Workplace, is launching the Exile Media Hub in Kenya. This pioneering initiative is designed to offer complete assist to journalists impacted by the battle in Sudan, and extra broadly, to East African journalists and media practitioners in exile.

Positioned in Nairobi, the Exile Media Hub goals to foster an surroundings the place the vital voices of those brave journalists cannot solely endure however thrive. Via settlement help, security provisions, livelihood assist, psychological well being assets, integration and legalization help, skilled growth alternatives and community-building initiatives, the undertaking seeks to handle the multifaceted threats they face from each state and non-state actors. These threats embody digital and bodily violence, in addition to the monetary uncertainties related to relocation.

The undertaking is carried out as a part of the Hannah-Arendt-Initiative, a programme of the German Federal Authorities to assist media professionals in disaster and battle zones.

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