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Pernille Baerendtsen · July, 2016

I've written for Global Voices since about 2008. Mainly on issues related to East Africa and South Sudan.

​In 2017, I completed an MA in African Studies from University of Copenhagen. On 1 November 2019, I started a PhD which aims at unpacking local discourse on humanitarianism expressed in everyday life in a refugee-hosting community in Tanzania.

I have lived and travelled extensively in the Balkans and in East Africa in connection with work spread out over 20 years in development, media and activism, often in refugee-hosting and post-conflict areas.

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Latest posts by Pernille Baerendtsen from July, 2016

31 July 2016

South Sudanese Journalists Face Increasing Threats as Political Violence Peaks

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Journalists have long struggled to survive in Sudan and South Sudan, but the impact of the conflict that erupted in 2013 has made working in media even more dangerous.

26 July 2016

Political Conflict Triggers Turmoil in South Sudan, Leaving Hundreds Dead

An altercation involving President Salva Kiir and the Vice President Riek Machar, who have long been political rivals, swiftly unraveled into an armed conflict that lasted for several days.