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Faisal Elbagir

Journalist & Human Rights Activist

Faisal Elbagir is a prominent Sudanese journalist and Human Rights Activist. He is the founder of Journalists for Human Rights – JHR- Sudan, and a co-founder of many Sudanese human rights organizations and networks, including Khartoum Centre for Human Rights and Environmental Development, which was shut down arbitrarily by the Sudanese authorities in early 2009, after the indictment of president Omer Al-Bashir  by the International Criminal Court (ICC), in March 2009.Faisal is a holder of BA in political science, and an MA in politics from University of Poona, India. He started his career as a journalist and activist in 1985, and continued his work for more than two decades in media and human rights. He has worked with different newspapers and has been a contributor to many newspapers in Sudan. For several years he has been a weekly column writer (, (, blogger (, ( and a media expert. He is co-author of many reports on freedom of expression and media on Sudan. He is the Sudan correspondent of Reporters without Boarders (RSF) and member of networks of many national and international rights groups. He has been forced to flee his country Sudan, into a neighboring country since February 2009, for his journalistic and human rights stands.