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Press releases

Nov 27, 2018 – End-of-Year Event #HateFreeSouthSudan 

Sep 15, 2018 – #PeaceJam18 online for UN WORLD PEACE DAY

July 02, 2018 – #defyhatenow Field Guide Launch

Apr 06, 2018 – #ThinkB4UClick – Raising awareness on the misuse of Social Media

Feb 26, 2018 – Launch of DEFY – the film // Combating Hate Speech through the arts

Nov 03, 2017 – #defyhatenow Wikipedia Workshop 


Press contact

For media inquiries and interview request please contact

Parach Mach, Public Relations Manager



#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.

For an overview of our activities go to


TV reports

Jul 26, 2018 – Deutsche Welle: Defy Hate (Marina Modi presents #defyhatenow, version with French subtitles)

Jul 08, 2018 – Al Jazeera: Youth initiatives seeking to mitigate violence and spread peace messages in Southern Sudan (Arabic)

May 2018 – Youth Talk Show on SSBC-TV (South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation) – Sensitizing youth on the responsible use of social media (Marina Modi)


News articles

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

Jan 25-31, 2016 – The Mail: An Initiative to combat Hate Speech launched – Arabic version

2015 – The Nation Mirror: Lack of cyber laws increasing hate speech-Researcher


Radio interviews

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

Aug 29, 2018 – VOA South Sudan in Focus: […] a new film hopes to bring the subject of hate speech to the big screen. (starts at 23 mins)

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)

May 01, 2018 – South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC): #defyhatenow activities in South Sudan

Apr 27, 2018 – Arua One FM, Arua, Uganda: Sundowner Drive Show on DEFY – the film and #ThinkB4UClick

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