On Friday night, BBG governors met leading journalists and editors at a restaurant on the Blue Nile. In the background was a bridge — the only bridge in 800 miles. It underscores the lack of development in South Sudan which had virtually no paved roads four years ago.
Bruce Sherman, BBG director of Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement
The governors learned about the situation on South Kordafan where there is a growing humanitarian crisis. The Khartoum government is bombing civilians in the Nuba mountains.
“We are looking for a dialogue with the people of South Sudan,” said Michael Meehan.
Journalists told BBG that they wanted the GOSS to enact media laws as soon as possible in order to protect journalists who on occasion have been harassed and arrested.
The Minister of Information expressed the GOSS’ commitment to press freedom for everyone.
The governors are flying back to Ethiopia Saturday for more meetings with the media and other officials.