News and Films From Sudan’s Frontline (Beta)


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Journalists are banned from the Nuba mountains. This makes it extremely difficult for International media to cover the war and it’s impact on civilians. Nuba Reports brings together local journalists with professional editors and mentors in order to produce verifiable and compelling dispatches from the front lines.
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Fighting broke out in June 2011 between Sudan’s government and Nuban rebels. Nuba Reports was founded by people living in the region after journalists and NGOs were banned. Our goal is to provide Sudan and the International community with credible and compelling dispatches from the front lines of this conflict and to illuminate the war’s impact on civilians. more

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Nearly 4,000 bombs have been dropped on civilian targets since Nuba Reports started counting in 2012.

The campaign has terrorized the people of this southernmost state in Sudan, killing and maiming civilians, forcing many to flee, and making it difficult for others to plant and tend their farms.

Nuba Reports journalists geo-locate each bombing and frontline battle, and they verify them with GPS photographs. For the first time, this forgotten war is mapped, and the location data brought to life.

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The red circles represent the number of artillery and air strikes by village – the larger the circle, the heavier the bombardment. The attacks range from villages that have been bombed twice, to a village that was bombed 392 times. The semi-transparency of the circles indicates multiple villages that have been attacked in close proximity.

The Atavist Magazine built this map using Nuba Reports data for the recently published long form article “The Doctor.” Award-winning journalist James Verini profiled the only doctor serving the 750,000 people of the Nuba Mountains.

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