Simon Jennings | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Simon Jennings
Africa Editor

As Africa Editor, Simon oversees print and radio production for IWPR in Uganda, Kenya, the Sudans and the Democratic Republic of Congo. IWPR’s journalists across the region produce detailed analysis on conflict, justice and rule of law for both a local and international audience. Simon grew up in Sussex in south east England. He spent a year working in post-apartheid South Africa in 1999 and has since managed humanitarian projects in refugee camps for Sudanese and Congolese in northern Uganda. Simon has an MA in Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh and after studying journalism as a postgraduate at City University, London, he worked as a junior editor at the China Daily newspaper in Beijing. He began at IWPR in November 2007 as a reporter on the ICTY/western Balkans project, based in The Hague. In 2009 Simon became the producer of IWPR’s ‘Facing Justice’ radio programme in northern Uganda. Along with a team of Darfuri journalists, he has also produced the Fi al Mizan, a weekly investigative radio slot on justice issues in Darfur.

Stories by the author

A mobille court in Walungu convicted four members of the Congolese military of war crimes and crimes against humanity. (Still from a video by Passy Mubalama)
Passy Mubalama, Simon Jennings
13 Feb 13
Public hearings strengthen local judiciary, but some experts say they don’t reflect full range of crimes.
Simon Jennings
23 Jan 13
Training and support for staff of country’s leading media on international justice and political reporting.
Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner. (Photo: IWPR)
Simon Jennings, Thomas Bwire
10 Dec 12
Groundbreaking development made public at launch of IWPR and Wayamo Foundation programme.
New Facing Justice reporters (left to right) Alex Otto, Oroma Gladys and Cho Woo Willy. (Photo: IWPR)
Simon Jennings
12 Oct 12
Reporters will be mentored as they work on programmes for an audience of four million.
Sudan risks further conflict if claims over the disputed region of Abyei are not resolved. (Photo: UN Photo/Stuart Price)
Talal Saad Osman, Simon Jennings
11 Oct 12
Recent thaw in relations between Khartoum and South Sudan could be reversed without rapid territorial solution for contested region.
View of Khartoum, Sudan. (Photo:  Violetta Polese)
IWPR contributor, Simon Jennings
12 Jul 12
Protest participants “aware, angry and hungry”, but formal attempts at consolidate leadership fail to add momentum.
View of Khartoum, Sudan. (Photo:  Violetta Polese)
Simon Jennings
22 Jun 12
President under increasing pressure as student protests gather pace, but opposition forces still lack coherence.
Nzau Musau, Simon Jennings
7 Jun 12
Appeals judges in The Hague reject challenges from defence teams, but crucial legal definition remains unresolved.
Training and mentoring course for broadcast journalists held in Juba. (Photo: IWPR)
Simon Jennings
18 May 12
Training programme in Juba ahead of new series addressing women’s rights in areas bordering Sudan.
People displaced by fighting between supporters of Bosco Ntaganda and the Congolese army arrive at Mugunga camp outside Goma in eastern DRC. (Photo: Mélanie Gouby)
Mélanie Gouby, Simon Jennings
18 May 12
As eastern region sees renewed violence, commentators question whether justice process actually deters atrocities.