Sudan has seen its largest and longest lasting uprising since the Arab Spring in 2011. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest economic crisis and misrule. Sudanese political cartoonist, Khalid Albaih, currently in ICORN residency in Copenhagen, comments on the uprising in the media.
- Under Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, uniting and organising have been snuffed out, writes Khalid Albaih in an article in AlAraby.co.uk. But now, he states, a new united front of protesters is bringing hope to the Sudanese people.
Sudan's emerging online heroes have become Bashir's worst nightmare, says Albaih, who emphasises the importance of internet access and social media in a country where the president, Omar al-Bashir, controls the nation's media, and excludes anyone who is interested in real news or journalism. As he says:
- Those who do try to report on events are severely punished, their publications are confiscated after going to print, and the publishers lose their investment.
Read the whole comment here: Sudan's emerging online heroes are Bashir's worst nightmare.
On 9 February, Khalid Albaih guested DR Deadline (Danish Radio/Broadcasting news). He spoke about what is happening in his home country and how the current uprisings differ from previous protests, which ended shortly and brutally. Watch and listen: Khalid Albaih on the situation in Sudan at DR Deadline.
If you read Danish, you will also find his comments in yesterday’s edition of the Danish Daily, Politiken, Efter to fejlslagne oprør skifter demonstranter taktik i forsøget på at vælte Sudans diktator