Founded in 2002, the Gurtong Trust - Peace and Media Project is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, community-based network.
At the beginning of the project, Gurtong was funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and was enjoying legal and practical support from the London-based Africa Educational Trust (AET).
Gurtong is now registered in Kenya as a Charitable Trust. It is also registered in South Sudan as Media and Peace Project. While it continues to be funded by the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its radio program has attracted support from Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Norwegian People's Aid, NPA, as well as having received a grant from the Open Society Institute.
Gurtong is now well established in South Sudan with an office in Juba and representation in all the ten states of the region.
The next 18 months will be crucial in the history of Southern Sudan, as we are to experience national elections for more than 25 years, as well as the convening of a referendum due in January 2011. This period will require dessimination of reliable information to the public about to make crucial historical choices. Gurtong's media intend to play its rightful information role.We would therefore appreciate any financial support you can extend to Gurtong in order to continue its work.
On our website, we have now created a number of revenue channels including advertising, subscriptions, job and accommodation listings and of course for straightforward donations. We welcome your involvement with Gurtong at any level.
Last updated at 10/2/2009