• Report Documents Seven Years of Humanitarian Media Assistance to the Darfur Refugee Crisis in Chad

    Two men listen to a portable radio
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    “I listen to the radio all day,” says eighteen year-old Rahma Mohamed Ibed. “In the afternoons to Radio Sila when it comes on air at 4pm, and then the rest of the time I listen to BBC on shortwave or Sudanese radio.”

    “Radio Sila promotes friendship between the journalists, the people in Goz Beida and the refugees. If you have a question and you don’t know the answer, you can call them or text them and they will reply,” he says. “I would really love to be a journalist one day because I see what an important service they provide in the community.”

  • Issaka Allafouza, Journalist at Radio Voix de Ouaddai in Chad

    Issaka Allafouza
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Issaka Allafouza talks about realizing his dream of being a radio journalist.

    It was my childhood dream to be a journalist. When I was little, I used to love listening to the radio and I was always thinking about how to become a journalist.

  • Madjihinguem Nguinabe, Journalist at Radio Sila in Chad

    Madjihinguem Nguinabe
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Madjihinguem Nguinabe talks about what motivates him as a journalist to help his community get the information they need.

    I was always really interested in the work of radio stations and I’d heard about Internews, so I asked for a work placement. I really wanted to see what journalism was like because I didn’t know anything about it. Voix de Ouaddai in Abeche fortunately took me on as a volunteer in 2009, and I moved here to Goz Beida to work at Radio Sila in 2010.

  • Chad's flourishing community radio stations feel the pinch

    Chad's flourishing community radio stations feel the pinch
    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    (This article in The Guardian discusses Internews' project establishing and supporting community radio stations in Chad.)

    "When I heard about giving birth in a hospital on Radio Sila, it was the first time anyone suggested that to me," says 37-year-old Achta Abakar Ibrahim, a Darfur refugee and mother of 10. She sits in the shade of her compound in Djabal camp, near Goz Beïda, eastern Chad, plaiting the hair of her four-year-old daughter, Malia.

  • Internews-Trained Journalist in Chad Honored

    A journalist sits on the ground interviewing several men
    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    “This is the first time the award was presented to an Arabic speaking journalist and also the first time a journalist practicing outside the capital N’Djamena won this prize,” said Rachat.

    Rachat works for Radio Sila in Goz Beida, one of the three humanitarian information service radio stations in eastern Chad established by Internews. His coverage of the situation of displaced populations upon their return to their villages of origin, produced in October, caught the attention of the jury panel for this third year of the competition.

  • Voices of Darfur refugees in Chad

    Voices of Darfur refugees in Chad
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    This radio station launched by the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Internews has quickly established itself as the voice of the uprooted.

    "It allows refugees to reconnect with the world," said Herve Cheuzeville, director of Internews Chad. "The concept is similar to that of a community radio. At the antenna, we insist on the rights of refugees, education of youth and women, various humanitarian activities in camps. We avoid, however, all domestic political issues."

  • Houda Malloum, Creating Radio for Refugee Women from Darfur

    Houda Malloum in the studio
    Monday, February 12, 2007

    When Houda Mahamat Malloum first applied to work as a journalist in her native Chad, she was turned down because of her gender. But she persisted, and became the only female member of a small group of journalists-in-training at the Internews office in Abéché, eastern Chad.

    There, Malloum learned reporting skills and digital sound editing. Now she is a full-time host, reporter and producer at La Voix du Ouaddaï, a community radio station set up by Internews in Abéché to serve refugees from Darfur as well as local Chadians.