Equatoria Online was launched in 2015 by the Equatoria Community in the United Kingdom (ECO-UK) in response to the lack of credible information about Equatoria. This website is intended to provide its members, as well as any interested Equatorians in the homeland and the wider Diaspora, with impartial news, analysis and opinion pieces focusing on Equatoria.
The website is non-commercial and is run for and by the community.
Our Mission Statement
Equatoria Online aims to provide our readers with up to the minute, credible and in depth news and analysis on the current affairs of Equatoria in particular and South Sudan in general.
Our Guiding Principles
Equatoria Online upholds and defends the principle of media freedom, the right of freedom of expression and the right of the public to be informed. We are committed to ensuring that the voice of Equatorians, as key stakeholders in South Sudan, is respected in development, peace-making and nation building activities conducted in their name and on their behalf. To that end, Equatoria Online will draw on expert opinion to educate Equatorians and other South Sudanese about the rights of citizens and the duties and responsibilities of national, state and local government.
Equatoria Online is intended to serve as a platform for constructive debate regarding the challenges facing Equatoria. We will tackle contentious and controversial issues head on, and will provide balanced, well thought out reaction and analysis. We will ensure that the content provided remains credible and relevant to our readers and will be responsive to their complaints and suggestions for improvement. We encourages our readers to keep this website alive by sharing their views and contributing to discussions on this site.
Equatoria Online in no way condones or promotes racism or incitement to ethnic hatred. Moderation will strictly enforce this policy. Readers are encouraged to report any comments they believe are unacceptable.
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank Radio Tamazuj and the Catholic Radio Network for granting us permission to republish news articles relating to Equatoria. Both media houses are well known for their professionalism and impartiality and, for many years, have been key to keeping South Sudanese informed on developments in the homeland.