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Maura Ajak

Maura Ajak is a journalist based in Juba, South Sudan.
My name is Maura Metbeni Paul Luigi Ajak (Maura Ajak). I was born in former Western Bahr El-Ghazal State- Wau in South Sudan on the 22nd of June 1989.
I have worked as a Radio Journalist since 2014 to the present at Catholic Radio Network in South Sudan.
My passion is to focus on human rights issues and I also enjoy doing investigative
journalism as well.
I am a social media activist and I am always ready to learn and improve my knowledge about media, I have also produced a documentary on 360 virtual reality, about Wheelchair Basketball in South Sudan.
I received an award on the 3rd of May 2017 as a defender of human rights as I
reported about sexual violence against women and girls in South Sudan. The award
was given by Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) on World
press freedom day.

Work Experience:
2016- Present- Reporter, Catholic Radio Network CRN Juba
2014/2015 Reporter and Presenter at Voice of Hope Radio Station in Wau
South Sudan
3. Temporary freelance Deputy Editor to: Catholic Radio Network Director (CRN) & Institute of War and Peace Reports (IWPR) from January 23 - March 31, 2016.
Professional courses attended:
-Radio journalism training and production with CRN with support from IWPR in
Juba, November 15 - December 16, 2014.
-Attended several in-service training at Voice of Hope in Wau
- Training on Safety and Security for Journalists, Conflict-sensitive Reporting
with Duche Welle Akademie in Kampala, December 5 th – December 14 th
-2016 Training on 360 degree camera by Aljazeera Contrast Virtual Reality,
May 2018
-Attended East African Article 19 training on natural resources on August
2018
- Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg, 2017,
November

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The report is about sexual assault and violation that has been committed by the presidential division (special forces of the president). They are known as Tiger division of the SPLA (South Sudan People's Defense Forces or SSPDF). The incident(s) happened in 2017 whereby reports of massive rape took place. As well as youth and elders were tortured in the area. Women and girls were raped and been brought to the capital (Juba) by the bishop who is in charge of the diocese in that particular area.


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