SHE: a glossy magazine in South Sudan

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SHE magazine is filled with women's stories. It's written and edited by women. And it's made in South Sudan. In this video, we meet the journalists who make it happen.

 

SHE was launched in January 2012, when Dutch journalist Brigitte Sins decided to invest 25,000 euros of her own savings to fulfill an editorial dream in Juba. The magazine's first issue appeared in May 2012. A year later, Sins is SHE's managing director, and the magazine employs 10 local freelance journalists, all women. The publication runs on funds from sales and ads. The next issue is due on 1 July.

Film-maker Marieke Kessel is a freelance journalist based in Amsterdam. She is currently working on a documentary about SHE.