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Faisal Mohamed Salih

Faisal Mohamed Salih

DDH, journalist
The Guardian - Article

Media blackouts and detentions are common for reporters covering sensitive topics as dictated by Omar al-Bashir’s government but a new generation is determined to fight for press freedom

This is a dictatorial regime, no question about it. They don’t pretend not to be.

Faisal Mohamed Saleh is a prominent Sudanese human rights journalist. He has a degree in journalism from al-Azhar University in Cairo and a master’s from the University of Wales in Cardiff. He has worked for 25 years for various Sudanese newspapers and is a former editor of the newspaper Al-Adwa. He is also the head of Teebaa, an NGO that organises training for local journalists. Faisal has extensively written about the human rights abuses and government repression in Sudan, and also works on the promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of the press.



The ongoing violence by government forces, pro-government militia groups and anti-government armed group forms the backdrop to continued harassment, arbitrary arrests, incommunicado detentions and alleged torture of human rights defenders (HRDs) by Sudanese military and security forces. Freedom of expression and freedom of association and assembly have been increasingly curtailed. In particular, NGO members, journalists and student activists have been targeted.