United Nation condemn violations of freedom of expression in South Sudan

A United Nations report has revealed that undue restrictions on freedom of expression are having a “chilling effect” and “further shrinking the space for debate and dissent” in war-torn South Sudan. The report also warned that incitement to hatred continues to cause mistrust, fear and violence as well as a growing climate of self-censorship in the world’s youngest country.

The report was co-authored by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR). The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and head of UNMISS, David Shearer, also decried the violation of human rights in the war-torn country.