South Sudan establishes news agency.
By James Gatdet Dak October 29, 2009 (JUBA Juba, city, Sudan
Juba (j`bə), city (1993 pop. 114,980), S Sudan, a port on the White Nile. ) -- A government's electronic and print news agency will soon be established in Southern Sudan Southern Sudan is a region of Sudan, comprising ten of that country's provinces. The Sudanese government agreed to give autonomy to the region in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement , says the official spokesperson.
Paul Mayom Akech has told the press that a News Agency of Southern Sudan (NASS Nass (năs), river, 236 mi (380 km) long, rising in the Coast Mts., W British Columbia, Canada, and flowing SW to Portland Inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It is navigable for 25 mi (40 km) and has valuable salmon fisheries. ) is a substitute for the Khartoum-based Sudan News Agency (SUNA SUNA Sudan News Agency
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SUNA Southeast Urbana Neighborhood Association (Urbana, Illinois) ) and will carry stories from the rural and remote areas not normally covered by the mainstream press. In the Friday's cabinet meeting chaired by the semi-autonomous region's President Salva Kiir Mayardit Salva Kiir Mayardit (born 1951) is the President of autonomous Government of Southern Sudan and the successor to the post of Vice President of Sudan, following the death of John Garang in a crash on 30 July 2005. , it passed the proposed structures of the would-be NASS The Agency will support news and information programming at public and private domestic media outlets throughout Southern Sudan and convey news about Southern Sudan to the international press. NASS will initially be developed within the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, utilizing the skills of staff trained through the ministry's capacity building initiatives. Mayom also added that a Public Information Center (PIC (1) (Programmable Interrupt Controller) An Intel 8259A chip that controls interrupts. Starting with the 286-based AT, there are two PICs in a PC, providing a total of 15 usable IRQs. ) will be established as a venue to disseminate information about the government activities and policies to the general public as well as a resource and documentation center for researchers and academics. The cabinet also resolved to establish a Printing Press in Juba that will print newspapers, school textbooks and government documents, etc. The official spokesperson, minister of Information and Broadcasting further added that the multi-purpose printing press facility will consolidate Southern Sudan's commitment to freedom of the press. (ST)
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