Professional development

South Sudan media organisations and professional associations such as UJOSS, the Association of Media Women in South Sudan (AMWISS), and the Association of Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS), hold regular trainings and seminars to impart professional journalism practice and ethics. The Media Development Initiative, run and managed by AMDISS started operations in 2017 and has been training journalists with short-span courses. The first batch of students graduated in 2018 and a majority have consequently entered journalism and continued working in newsrooms across South Sudan.

International organisation such as Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), BBC Media Action and Internews have also held trainings in the country. Many South Sudanese journalists have also benefited from training opportunities abroad, supported by United Nation agencies. The South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) has for instance benefited from a partnership between the government of South Sudan and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which has not only provided newsroom capacity building but also equipped the national broadcaster with state of the art technologies aimed at improving the broadcast output.