According to media rights organisations, South Sudan authorities have detained six journalists due to the distribution of a video apparently showing President Salva Kiir wetting himself.
The video was recorded in December at a gathering where the South Sudan President was present.
He was standing for the national anthem.
Last week, the authorities detained six employees of the state broadcaster.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged their release.
But South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei told Voice of America radio that people should wait to learn why the authorities detained the journalists.