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Two Radio stations and Individual journalists received outstanding awards

Eye Radio and Catholic Radio Network have received two awards for reporting on corruption and human rights issues in the country.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organiztion (CEPO) gave out the two awards   on the World Press Freedom Day – May 3, 2017  Under the theme, “Making Corruption cases Known Counts”, Eye Radio received the First Anti-Corruption and Transparency Champion awards.

Eye Radio Presenter Lasuba Memo and CRN Reporter Miss Maura Ajak were awarded in recognition of their outstanding contributions in reporting human rights issues, transparency, and accountability.

The Communication Officer for CEPO, James Bidal said the journalist has shown commitment in reporting human rights issues.

“The first award that goes to individual journalists who have at least shown some qualities that we are looking for, in reporting on issues to do with corruptions, human rights, and justices, goes to Lasuba Memo of Eye Radio,” Cosmas announced.

Mr. James said Eye Radio has been intensively reporting mismanagement of funds for girl education in South Sudan.

 “We have selected two institutions who are basically reporting girl education in South Sudan. they have tirelessly reporting and exposing issue to do with corruption and transparency, so in that, Eye Radio happen to be the winner of the first anti-corruption award,” he said.

Eye Radio and Catholic Radio Network won the First Winners of CEPO Anti-Corruption and Transparency-Champion Award Winner (ACT-CAW), after intensive reporting on the cases of malpractice and mismanagement associated with Girls Education South Sudan (GESS) across the country.