John Hiddi Loka

Loka John Hiddi is a South Sudanese Broadcast Journalist working with The Radio Community Singaita FM in Kapoeta state. He started working as broadcast journalist as well as news anchor for both English and Didinga in 2016. He was promoted to be a Deputy News and Program Manager for The Radio Community in 2017. He is currently working as a Deputy News and Program Manager as well as a Program Producer. John is working in networking Radio community OR TRC that provides the necessary information to displace persons across South Sudan. He covered the incidents of the burning of more than sixty people in their houses in Ngauro County of Kapoeta state in 2016. In 2017, he covered stories on the outbreak of Cholera that was caused by poor sanitation and lack of clean drinking water in Kapoeta and that led to the loss of lives for more than sixty people across Kapoeta state in South Sudan. He also covers local and national stories that are being broadcast across the country. In the community, since 2018, John has worked with the Kidepo Women Village Saving and Loan Associate to provide entrepreneurial skills to women in hopes of supporting them with the skills needed to improve their individual businesses. John holds a Diploma in Accounting and Finance from Jodan College of Technology, in Nairobi, Kenya, and a certificate in basic journalism training organized by Internews. He is also an IWMF Fellow with the African Great Lakes In-Country Program.

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