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Simon Jennings

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

American soldiers from the Georgia National Guard training Ugandan troops, April 2011. (Photo: US Army/Sgt. 1st Class Brock Jones)
Simon Jennings
16 May 12
Analysts say capture of senior Lord’s Resistance Army commander does not signal disintegration of rebel group.
Police station in Gulu. Law-enforcement officers in northern Uganda struggle to fulfil their child protection role. (Photo: Simon Jennings)
Arthur Okot, Simon Jennings
3 May 12
Widespread concerns that under-resourced local government and police are not doing enough on child protection.
Simon Jennings
27 Apr 12
Former Liberian president successfully prosecuted for war crimes, though command responsibility not proved.
Nzau Musau, Simon Jennings
24 Apr 12
Despite prosecutor’s pledge to look again at rejected cases, focus now likely to shift to trials of four others accused of election violence.
Moses Odokonyero, Simon Jennings
15 Apr 12
Process of reintegrating rebel combatants will continue, but too little has been done to help victims.
Simon Jennings
8 Nov 11
Interests of justice seem to have suffered from overarching desire to remove regime figures from power.
Delivering justice and reconstruction is essential to the future of the younger generation in northern Uganda. (Photo: The Advocacy Project/Flickr)
Simon Jennings
25 Aug 11
Authorities should not miss chance to deliver justice following 20-year conflict with northern rebels.
Children separated from their families following an LRA attack on their village. (Photo: Julien Harneis/Flickr)
Barrett Holmes Pitner, Simon Jennings, Irene Achan, Arthur Okot
11 Jul 11
As the first LRA rebel is set to face justice, experts wonder whether the court trying him can adequately handle the case.
Vojislav Seselj in the ICTY courtroom. (Photo: ICTY)
Simon Jennings
4 Jul 11
Observers say all those allegedly involved in disclosure of protected witnesses should be brought to book.
Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni. (Photo: UN Photo/Marco Castro)
Katharine Helmore, Simon Jennings
25 May 11
President Museveni has yet to show how far he will go to quell grassroots protests.

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