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Sudan

Country Overview

The Sudan Rooted in Trust (RiT) project aims to address and dispel misinformation on COVID-19 and the vaccines. It focuses on understanding conversations taking place within communities primarily affected by displacement and armed conflict in Khartoum, Al-Gedaref, Red Sea, Kassala, East Darfur, Central Darfur, South Darfur, West Darfur, North Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile States.

Between October 2020 and March 2021, Internews’ Rooted in Trust (RiT) project team, in partnership with Insight Strategy Partners and Y-Peer Sudan, conducted an Information Ecosytem Assessment (IEA) to better understand COVID-19 information needs and preferred channels of information for communities affected by armed conflict in five Sudanese states. It determined that most formal information sources do not reach refugee populations or people who speak minority languages, as most content is produced in Arabic, leaving these communities to depend on word of mouth for information about COVID-19. To access the full report: “MISINFORMED: Sudan’s Centralization Problem and the Pandemic”.

Together with local partners, Sudan RiT gathers, shares and addresses misinformation and rumors. Currently, Internews works with several partners, including: Andariya, which runs a regional digital platform, the Khatim Adlan Enlightenment Center which will engage communities through street theatre, community engagement activities and listening groups; and Y-Peer Sudan which will conduct community listening groups.

We’re producing resources for humanitarian communicators and media.

If you would like to learn more about our work in Sudan, please reach out to our Project Manager: Asia Kambal at [email protected].

IEA

Information Ecosystem Assessment

Rooted In Trust

GENDER, DISPLACEMENT AND COVID-19: VACCINATION CHALLENGES IN SUDAN'S INFORMATION ECOSYSTEM

The report analyses the role of gender in COVID-19 risk communication with a specific focus on how sexual and reproductive health rumours inform the acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Rooted In Trust

Misinformed: Sudan's centralisation problem & the pandemic

This report demonstrates how the centralization of news production, as well as power and resources, leads to the development of sometimes-competing subsystems complicating the broader information ecosystem in the country.
Resources

Journalistic Guides

Guidance

Resources

Humanitarian

Guidance

Sudan – Humanitarian Flash Update 2023 #2 (English)

Sudan – Humanitarian Flash Update 2023 #2 (Arabic)

Sudan – Humanitarian Flash Update 2023 #1 (English)

Sudan – Humanitarian Flash Update 2023 #1 (Arabic)

(English) Understanding Trust: Global Conversations & Local Realities during the COVID-19 pandemic

(English) Vaccine Inequality: Why vaccine inequality is our biggest COVID-19 communication challenge yet

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report April (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report April (Arabic)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report May (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report May (Arabic)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report June (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report June (Arabic)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report July (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report July (Arabic)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report August (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report August (Arabic)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report September (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report September (Arabic)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report October (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report October (Arabic)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report November (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report November (Arabic)

Sudan – Humanitarian Snapshot November (English)

Sudan – Humanitarian Snapshot November (Arabic)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report December (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report December (Arabic)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report January 2023 (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report January 2023 (Arabic)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report February 2023 (English)

Sudan – COVID-19 Situation Report February 2023 (Arabic)

Bulletins

Sudan-Humanitarian Rumor Bulletin March (English)

Sudan-Humanitarian Rumor Bulletin March (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin March (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin March (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin April (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin April (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin May (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin May (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin June (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin June (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin Special Edition June (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin Special Edition June (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin July (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin July (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin August (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin August (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin Vaccine Edition August (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin Vaccine Edition August (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin September (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin September (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin November (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin November (Arabic)

Sudan-Humanitarian Dengue Fever Bulletin November (English)

Sudan-Humanitarian Dengue Fever Bulletin November (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin January 2023 (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin January 2023 (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin February 2023 (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin February 2023 (Arabic)

Sudan-Humanitarian Rumor Bulletin March 2023 (English)

Sudan-Humanitarian Rumor Bulletin March 2023 (Arabic)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin March 2023 (English)

Sudan-Community Rumor Bulletin March 2023 (Arabic)

Talkwalker

Social Media Snapshot

Rooted in Trust uses qualitative and quantitative approaches to collect and respond to misinformation in the contexts where we work. The information below is powered by Talkwalker and aims to give a quick snapshot of the trends in information being shared about COVID-19 on social media in this context. This data is meant as illustrative of general trends rather than being representative of the beliefs of all groups.

TRENDING TOPICS

WORD CLOUD

SENTIMENT ANALYSIS

For a more comprehensive analysis of misinformation shared in online and offline spaces that intentionally seeks out the beliefs and opinions of vulnerable members of the community, please see our Rumor Bulletins.