Opoka p'Arop Otto


Opoka p'Arop Otto is a South Sudanese journalist who fled the country in July 2014 after an escalation in threats and intimidation toward him. The danger primarily came from individuals within the security services in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. He asked for asylum and has since settled with his wife and two children in The Netherlands.

He continues to work as a journalist through his passion for data journalism and narrative storytelling techniques.

He is participating in the Journalistic Voices Diversified media mentorship program by the Evens Foundation, a program in collaboration with Are We Europe and Stichting Verhalende Journalistiek.

Opoka is part of a capacity building mentorship program designed for exiled human rights defenders. The training focuses on empowering people on resilience, advocacy, and integrated security. He continues to be a focal point for human rights defenders, especially journalists from South Sudan who are at risk because of their work. 

Opoko p'Arop Otto