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Sudanese Media and Its Limited Effects (2–3)

Mohammed Saad Kamil

The borders’ designed freedom, with all its redlines and banned circles, is but another feature of the latent causes behind the weakness of the Sudanese media and its inability to transform to real authority.

The crucial issues, which affect the public and contribute to building the institutions on a strong basis are not allowed to be dealt with.

However, most of the ruling regimes in Sudan remained to reject opening the door for political and media multi-party as it usually controls the political and media scenes, and this represents a guarantee for the ruler to remain in power without any disturbance and to practice all kinds of corruption as if the state belongs to him.

Whenever there is any kind of openness the rulers make it nominal and limited as they put the opposition leaders in jail and rig the elections.

Remaining in the power of the African leaders till death or coup is one of the main obstacles to democracy and development. Sudan is not an exception despite the considerable improvement in power transformation in some African states.

Nobody can talk about how the state is run or the expenditure of the resources and other issues which represent an important motive to improve democracy and media practices.

Within the absence of political will among the rulers in Sudan in terms of adapting transparency as an approach and system, availing freedoms, and respecting human rights, the media did not find the way to play its aspired role and became marginalized and lack the means, capabilities and will to become different and effective. The transitional government in Sudan is now adopting a new controlling spirit of the media and its institutions.

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