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Solar power helps fuel the growth of sustainable, professional community radio stations
People were buzzing with excitement. In rural South Sudan, a beloved community radio station was doubling its broadcast hours. The enthusiasm could even be described as electric – but in this case, the power came completely from the sun.
Mayardit FM in Turalei expanded from four hours in the morning and four hours at night to a full 16 hours of broadcast time, bringing news, information, music and sports to the area, and all powered by sunshine.
Information is a lifeline to those in the midst of difficult and confusing journeys.
Andrea Panico isn’t getting much sleep. He takes my call at 9.30pm and he still has a long night ahead of him. By day, the We World team leader in Ventimiglia, Italy is attending a crisis management course and most nights he is out in the streets of the town from late at night until the early hours of the morning – talking to refugees and migrants.
In the year 2016, South Sudan celebrated its fifth year of independence and Internews completed the third year of the five-year USAID-funded media development project i-STREAM (Strengthening Free and Independent Media in South Sudan).
Warring parties, international community and UN peacekeeping force must do more to protect civilians and aid agencies
Juba, 28 July, 2016 – South Sudan faces a spiralling humanitarian crisis as the recent surge in fighting prevents aid agencies from providing urgent help to millions of people in need. Violence and insecurity continue in Juba and are spreading to other states despite a fragile ceasefire in a country where half the population relies on humanitarian aid, ten aid agencies warned today.
South Sudan is the world's youngest and most fragile country and its media landscape reflects these challenges. While the media sector has made gains in recent years, it remains challenged by a rapidly changing environment and a population lacking access to reliable and trustworthy information. Likewise, media sector actors lack reliable data on the extent of the population's information needs and media access. These challenges are further exacerbated by conflict that has once again developed into civil war and an ensuing widespread humanitarian crisis since December 2013.
In February 2015, Internews established Nile FM, a community radio station in Malakal County, Upper Nile state. As part of Internews' Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) that brings information to displaced and vulnerable populations throughout the country, Nile FM responds to the information needs of the internally displaced people (IDPs) in the region.
Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015
This report demonstrates how providing information to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in South Sudan can dramatically increase their health, safety and well-being and make a positive impact on their lives in the midst of an ongoing conflict.
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015
Introduction and Overview
In August 2014 Internews launched Boda Boda Talk Talk (BBTT) in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site known as PoC 3 in Juba. PoC 3 is the newest site and is adjacent to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) UN House base that contains PoC 1 and PoC 2.
Can a camera be a tool for peace-building? And can change begin with something as small as a group of students coming together to take pictures not of what separates them but of what bonds them as human beings–simple things like the dawn, kids on a playground, or a sports tournament?
Smoke billows from piles of smoldering cow dung at a cattle camp outside the town of Mingkaman, South Sudan. Children covered in ash dump grain bags full of fresh manure on to the ground, beside their makeshift homes.
Once dried by the sun, they throw it on to the burning dung heaps. This keeps mosquitos from biting and infecting the nearly 3,000 head of cattle, a source of livelihood for dozens of families living in the cattle camp.
On 4th July 2014, Internews launched Boom Box Talk Talk (BBTT) in the Malakal, UN Mission Protection of Civilian (PoC) site in South Sudan, to provide people affected by the conflict with life saving and life enhancing information. BBTT is a professionally produced audio Humanitarian Information Service (HIS).
Internews has been working since 2006 to build and strengthen the independent media sector in South Sudan, including managing a network of four community radio stations across the country. In addition, we support Eye Radio, 98.6FM in Juba, together with our South Sudanese partner, Eye Media.
Juba, 26th April 2014
News spreads quickly around the world in the immediate aftermath of a crisis. Details, videos, and testimonials circulate on the web and via media outlets within seconds of a natural disaster or the outbreak of violence.
But for people in the midst of the crisis, getting information is usually much harder. Power goes down. Mobile networks fail. Local journalists can be victims and even become targets themselves, unable to report out. And survivors are often left to rebuild their lives with no effective means to communicate with those providing aid.
Public healthth is a crucial priority on the global development aid agenda. Nations trying to manage new epidemics amid existing disease and malnutrition burdens face challenges to their own development, which, in turn, have an impact on global development.
Internews believes local media is an under-utilized tool in public health strategies. Establishing, supporting, and enhancing local information platforms can contribute significantly to health-seeking behavior and community mobilization around health issues.
Research Shows Importance of Community Radio in South Sudan
"If the radio stopped operating at the moment, I think it would leave the community in the darkness…they will be in the darkness." – Focus group participant, Malualkon
(August 5, 2011) A network of FM radio stations in South Sudan established and supported by Internews are the most important sources of information in their communities, according to a new research report.