SPF Report on Sudan’s Election April 2015 - SPF Rejects any Measures taken by Sudanese Authorities against Press that hinders its Role in Monitoring Election

 SPF Report on Sudan’s Election April 2015
SPF Rejects any Measures taken by Sudanese Authorities against Press that hinders its Role in Monitoring Election


By: SVN

 


Khartoum – Sudan Press Freedom organization (SPF) issued a statement following the conclusion of polling process all over the country.
According to the statement SPF mobilized 28 volunteers representing the organization to observe the polling process which took place during the period 13 – 17 April. SPF observers were among other civil society organization observing the polling process.
The SPF affirmed that the process was smooth and well organized due to the good preparation of the National Elections Commission (NEC) to control the process.
The SPF valued high the role of the NEC for its prompt response towards any minor violations and conducting immediate investigation on it.
The SPF condemns with the strongest words the shelling of some polling centres in South Kordofan by the insurgents to spoil this democratic practice.
The SPF stresses confirms the important role of press in monitoring the polling process in its all stages including the ongoing counting, appeals and challenges, considering that as one of the press mission.
The statement went on to announce the SPF rejection to any measures taken by Sudanese Authorities against press that lead to hindering its work.
The SPF considers commenting on the turnout and analysis on the polling process is one of the press missions.
It is to be noted that the SPF had organized training course to its volunteers who participated in the polling process as observers among other civil society organizations including elections system in Sudan and how to deal with the media besides the code of ethics in covering the elections.
The SPF seizes the opportunity to announce its full support to national dialogue as it doesn’t contradict with the elections which is a constitutional requirement, affirming that the national dialogue will lead to smooth democratic transformation.
In this regard the SPF calls for adapting constructive and ambitious proposals such as the formation of (Civil Society Parliament) to include all the civil society organization without exclusion instead of nominating certain societies to represent all the organizations.
The SPF met with the head of the AUHIP and his team during their visit to Sudan where the panel demanded press reports and analysis related to the national dialogue.

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