News from Khartoum
Sports journalists stand with freedom of press, people revolution
Sports journalists have declared unequivocal support for the freedom of press and speech, saying they are against arrest of journalists and media persons and suppression of public freedoms. They also declared a strong stand with the revolution of the people, which they described as courageous that erupted across the country for the sake of freedom, peace and justice.
Large scale anti-government popular protests broke out across the Sudan since mid-December 2018 in which a large number of journalists participated, with some been arrested and beaten. According to Sudanile website, the sports journalists signed a list of solidarity included names of about one hundred male and female journalists working in sports newspapers.
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides for freedom of opinion and expression. Article 39 (1) of the Constitution of the Sudan states: every citizen shall have an unrestricted right to the freedom of expression, reception and dissemination of information, publication, and access to the press without prejudice to order, safety or public morals”.