Storified by The Stream · Wed, Oct 26 2011 21:59:45
From Sudanese blogger Moez Ali:
Before the South voted for independence in a January 2011 referendum, American actor George Clooney traveled to South Sudan with human rights group The Enough Project.
Clooney and others warned that a genocide might occur if violence erupted between the North and South.
More recently, on June 22 The Enough Project called on Americans to dial the White House using the number 1-800-GENOCIDE.
In a recent opinion piece for the Washington Post, American academic Eric Reeves went further to claim that the North is waging a genocidal counterinsurgency in the South Kordofan region of Sudan.
Reeves clarified his stance an another piece published three days later.
Some Sudanese bloggers have taken issue with portrayals of the conflict in Western media. Blogger Moez Ali:
Ali criticises the failure of many reports and commentaries to mention fighters aligned to the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the former southern rebel group.
In an opinion piece for Al Jazeera English, Zimbabwean blogger Tendai Marima criticises the narrative of 'goodies vs baddies' that has emerged in many media accounts.
Ed. note: We have removed reference to a letter originally posted to Nicolas Kristof's blog at the New York Times regarding allegations of ethnic cleansing. The original letter, with its introduction, can be read here.
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