Project Updates, June 24, 2023
This is the first of a series of regular updates that we will give on the development of the Sudan War Monitor Project.
Sudan War Monitor is an initiative of Sudanese and international journalists and various technical specialists, including video analysts and geolocation specialists. Discussions are ongoing to advance the initiative.
Our email list and social media following have grown substantially. From a mass media perspective, however, the reach is still not large enough to justify the effort required in producing the content. Of course, the initiative has just begun, and the impact of media initiatives must always be judged qualitatively too.
Additional translators and writers have agreed to join the team, so that soon we will be able to provide more updates in both English and Arabic. Updates will be disseminated via email (Substack), Twitter, and an Arabic Facebook page.
Total project funding remains 0 as we have not yet sought any funding. Everybody so far is still working on a voluntary basis.
New volunteers and specialists continue to join the open-source analysis efforts, not necessarily directly in support of Sudan War Monitor but as part of the broader information ecosystem. There is a need for more weapons specialists, geolocators, and disinformation specialists. We could also use help with art and infographics.
Sudan War Monitor is provided as a public benefit. The purpose of the initiative is to help civilians better understand the conflict events and conflict dynamics.