South Sudan's National Security Service has released the remaining journalists who had been detained for weeks over a video apparently showing the country's president urinating on himself during an event. At least seven journalists with the state broadcaster were detained in January following the circulation of the video of President Salva Kiir during the inauguration of a road project. In a statement on Friday, the Union of Journalists of South Sudan said the two remaining journalists had been freed. The South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation footage aired in December and was widely shared online. One of the released journalists, Garang John, in a Facebook post said his health had been "totally compromised" by the 60 days of confinement.
Source: Ethiopian News March 19, 2023 01:48 UTC