Manyuon Mayen

Manyuon Mayen is a South Sudan-based journalist working for The Juba Monitor, a leading English newspaper in the Region. He reports on social, political, health, and human right stories among others. He has contributed to most news houses in South Sudan like This Day Newspaper, Nation Mirror and The Voice Newspaper as well as Radio Jonglei in Bor. He was nominated by Journalists for Human Rights ¬- Canada (JHR) and UNICEF in South Sudan to cover UNICEF’s maternal health stories during UNICEF’s field Reporting trip to Wau state of South Sudan in September 2018. He was a fellow for IWMF, Great Lakes Reporting Initiative 2017-2018. He has successfully done wide-ranging maternal health stories particularly on teenage pregnancies, reproductive health disorders associated with teenage marriages, harmful traditional practices that force teenagers to unwanted marriages. He is a student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration (PA) at Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology (Dr. JG MUST) in South Sudan on a sponsored scholarship. He had attained several trainings on his journalistic job to meet the requirements. He has been accredited by Christian Agency for Peace and Development (CAPaD), a faith-based South Sudanese National Organization as a Communication and Media Coordinator after having written comprehensive success stories for the mentioned civil society organization that secured additional funding in 2018. He is working very hard to enable societies in South Sudan to unlearn violence, heal and reconcile through his journalistic skills.

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