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Thu April 12, 2012
Reporting on the conflict in Sudan
More than a year has passed since South Sudan voted to secede from Sudan and become an independent country. But after months of escalating tension, the two Sudans are once again on the brink of an all-out war.
And once again, the Sudanese government is facing international condemnation for its brutal crackdown on its own, rebellious people living between the two capitals.
The Sudanese government has been bombing the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State just north of its border with South Sudan for months. The Sudanese government has also closed the area to humanitarian relief workers and journalists.
To talk about the situation in the two Sudans, host David Reed was joined by photographer Pete Muller. Muller recently visited the Blue Nile region after a period of heavy bombing. And the authors of the the New York Times multimedia project that used hiss photos said he provided a rare glimpse of the rebels who are now fighting to overthrow the government in Khartoum.
Muller is based in Juba, South Sudan’s capital. Since 2009, he has worked to document the South's social and political fabric during its historic transition to independence. His photographs and multimedia projects have won numerous awards. And the Open Society Foundation in New York City exhibited his documentary photography. In 2011, he was named Wire Photographer of the Year by TIME Magazine.
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