Onen Walter Solomon

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Juba, South Sudan

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Voice of America - South Sudan

Onen Walter Solomon


Onen Walter Solomon Okech is a trained South Sudanese Broadcast Journalist. He has been serving in broadcast media since August 1, 2009. He speaks Acholi/Luo language.

Walter received his professional training from Multi-Media Training Center (MMTC) in Juba, the then an institution which was run by veteran media professionals of the then Juba Radio. MMTC is now changed into Association of Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS).

He, thereafter, attended several local and international media training by Radio France International (rfi), DW-Akademie, Course on Radio for Developing Countries in China 2011, and JICA.

He worked for the then South Sudan Radio (SSR/SSTV) as an Announcer for four years, and reported for SSTV for some months. (SSR/SSTV) is now changed SSBC. He later on worked as an Acting News Editor for 88.4 City FM. 

Due to the onset of December violence in South Sudan, City FM decided to shut down its news department. Subsequently, Walter had to become a Radio France International (RFI) reporter in South Sudan from 2013 - 2014. He worked as a Journalist for Human Rights (JHR) Media Trainer in 2014 to 2016. 

In June 2015 to June 2018, he was a German Press Agency (Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH), dpa, reporter. Walter produced and presented several radio documentaries, for instant; 2010 Sudan General Elections, 2011 Referendum, weekly Family Forum, Nation Building, and Outcome from the Parliament including  Kenyan Elections coverage in March 2013.

Walter measured in physiotherapy training at USRATUNA and one year in Ecological Studies at Free International University of Moldova (ULIM) Branch in Bor, Jonglei State in 2008. He is an ordinary diploma holder in film acting.

He lives with his Auntie, a Brother who is a Broadcast journalist in a noiseless uplands of Hai Peace III, Gudele Block 9 about 1.2Km South West of Pity Oil. Pity Oil is 3.5Km along Juba-Maridi Road from Seventh Day Roundabout.


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