David Mono Danga is a journalist based in Juba, South Sudan. He is a multimedia investigative Journalist specializing in Environmental issues, health, education, sports and human rights related issues affecting vulnerable, marginalized or disadvantaged groups. Currently, Mono-Danga freelances with Voice of America majorly reporting for the South Sudan in Focus program from the country’s cities of Juba, Yei and Yambio. He started his career as a volunteer reporter with the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) for two years before moving to the Print industry as a reporter for the Juba Monitor newspaper, South Sudan’s leading independent English newspaper. He has served at the Juba Monitor newspaper as a reporter, senior reporter, Copy Editor and Sports Editor. In his free time Mono-Danga enjoys reading novels, playing football, swimming and mountain climbing.
This is story tells the tale of how the Media regulatory body in South Sudan, The Media Authority has abandoned its mandate to protect journalists and the media houses and instead collaborates with the National Security Service to censor the media through intimidation, harassment and unlawful arrest of journalists.
Green Horizon is an Israeli agricultural project conducting large scale agricultural activities in South Sudan but for a long time they have been exploiting the local communities where they operate. Therefore, this story served to undercover some of these vice such as land grabbing, fueling inter communal conflicts and the usage of bad irrigation systems that in the end would cause conflicts along the Nile Basin region.