The role of transnational networks and mobile citizens in South Sudan’s global community: A pilot study focused on Melbourne and Juba
reportposted on 03.10.2018, 01:12 by Sara Maher, Santino Atem Deng, Cedric Barnes, Freddie Carver, Gabriel Kiir, Nicki Kindersley, Rebecca Lorins
This study takes a holistic approach to the dynamics of the South Sudanese transnational community and its impact within South Sudan. Specific research on the international dynamics of the South Sudan civil war—for example, hate speech and incitement on social media—must be placed in the wider context of these informational, financial and social flows. If the realities and dynamics of this transnational network can be better understood, they may reveal alternative paths for enabling the dialogue and debate. This will be critical to future nation-building processes in South Sudan and could open up new channels that are less easily dominated by the narrow politico-military elite, as well as garner wider humanitarian and community support.