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#defyhatenow team members are providing extensive trainings, workshops, sports events and music concerts to raise awareness on the impact of hate speech online and offline, thereby bringing together grassroots organizations and youth groups in South Sudan and the diaspora. #defyhatenow is repetitively being featured in local media.



Radio interviews

March 20, 2020 – BBC Newsday : BBC interview with our Director of Programs, Nelson Kwaje on Fighting Fake News on Coronavirus

Sep 18, 2018 – Radio Miraya, Juba, South Sudan: Youth Campaign Group to Mark International Day of Peace with Peace Jam Festival

Jul 10, 2018 – Radio Miraya, Juba, South Sudan: Social Media Hate Speech Mitigation Field Guide launched

Jul 10, 2018 – Radio Miraya, Juba, South Sudan: Intercultural Dialogue with South Sudanese Refugees in Rhino Camp (YSAT)

Apr 24, 2018 – Radio Miraya, Juba, South Sudan: #DefyHateNow campaigners call for Laws to regulate Hatespeech and Lies

Apr 17, 2018 – Radio Miraya, Juba, South Sudan: Campaign compels citizens to guard against fake news and false information

Apr 12, 2018 – Radio Miraya, Juba, South Sudan: New Campaign to lobby citizens to “ThinkB4UClick”

Apr 03, 2018 – Radio Jonglei, Bor, South Sudan: DEFY – the film and mitigating hate speech

Mar 16, 2018 – Sama FM, Juba, South Sudan: #defyhatenow Field Guide

Mar 02, 2018 – Radio Miraya, Juba, South Sudan: “Use Social Media Responsibly” – German Ambassador to South Sudanese

Feb 27, 2018 – Radio Miraya, Juba, South Sudan: New Film on the effects of the Social Media premiers in Juba this Thursday

News articles & Features

Jan 6 2022 –  Cameroon Insider : ‘Policymakers, Politicians Must Join Fight Againist Hate Speech’ an interview with Mr Ngala Desmond – Country Manager #defyhatenow Cameroon.

Dec 9 2020 –  Standard Chronicle : AFFCameroon Cohort 3 Educates Level 200 Students of UBa on Misinformation, Disinformation

Oct 12 2020 – The Humanitarian Watch: Conflict-sensitive reporting: Journalism model for peaceful, progressive society

Sept 7 2020 – Cameroon Tribune: Covering Conflict : In Order To Stop Stoking The Flames

July 15 2020 – In South Sudan, Civic Activists take on COVID 19 

May 30, 2020 – African Development Bank Monthly Newsletter Feature; Voices of Citizen in Africa Edition-5 , Voix des Citoyens en Afrique-Edition 5

April 25, 2020 – Aljazeera: Stamping out misinformation in Kenya’s COVID-19 fight

Sep 20, 2018 – South Sudanese musicians to play for refugees in Uganda

Jul 27, 2018 – Juba Monitor: Youth trained to combat hate speech in Kampala

Jul 04, 2018 – Juba Monitor: Hate speech more dangerous than weapon – German Ambassador

Jun 27, 2018 – Juba Monitor: Fighting hate speech in war-torn South Sudan

Jun 27, 2018 – FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum: #defyhatenow – a peacetech approach to mitigate mass violence in South Sudan

Jun 14, 2018 – Peace News: New IT Campaign Battles Hate Speech Online

May 02, 2018 – West Nile Web: Music star, film actor ask youth to shun hate messages on social media

Mar 23, 2018 – Juba monitor: Poetry event attracts hundreds in bor