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The U.S. Embassy in South Sudan has expressed concern about the state of press freedom in the country as journalists face censorship, intimidation, and extralegal suspension of media outlets at a critical time in the implementation of the 2018 peace agreement; South Sudanese journalists in the Capital Juba say they are subjected to constant intimidation, arbitrary arrests and detention because of their work; Journalists in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum say a hostile media environment since the October 25 military coup coupled with economic hardships have forced many journalists to abandon the profession.