How sunshine is bringing radio to remote parts of South Sudan

Mashable
Monday, February 13, 2017

(Internews' program assisting community radio in South Sudan is covered in this article from Mashable.)

In South Sudan, most people don't have a TV. They rely on radio to get information. But limited access to power means entire communities of are left in information darkness for days at a time, especially in remote areas. One man is turning to the sun to change that. 

Boda Boda Talk Talk Learning Collection - How-To Guide

Internews has launched a three-part learning module on Boda Boda Talk Talk, the hyperlocal humanitarian information service currently operational in four United Nations Protection of Civilians Sites (PoCs) across the country.

Part III. is a How-To Guide that provides a detailed, step-by-step methodology for establishing a BBTT project in any location, including practical tips, sample surveys, forms, templates, checklists, and job descriptions for easy adaptation.

Download Part III.

Date: 
2017-02-03 00:00:00

Boda Boda Talk Talk Learning Collection - Context and Case Studies

Internews has launched a three-part learning module on Boda Boda Talk Talk, the hyperlocal humanitarian information service currently operational in four United Nations Protection of Civilians Sites (PoCs) across the country.

Part I of the module focuses on the theory and rationale behind a community-led audio program produced to radio broadcast standards, describing how the political and humanitarian context in South Sudan—and unique local information ecosystem within the UN PoC sites—influenced BBTT’s design.

Date: 
2017-02-03 00:00:00

South Sudan’s Mayardit FM Utilizes Solar Power

Radio World
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

(A radio station in South Sudan powered with solar with the help of Internews is covered in this article from Radio World.)

BRISBANE, Australia — In Turalei, South Sudan, more than 150,000 people are able to receive Mayardit 90.7 FM, a radio station that broadcasts a variety of news, music and entertainment. Supported by Internews, the radio station is a welcome service for the community, many of whom have little or no education.

2016 Year in Review

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).

This report - 2016 Year in Review - looks at the challenges and accomplishments of the past year.

Date: 
2017-01-24 00:00:00

Radio Run by the Sun

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

(This story was originally posted on Medium)

“Solar has worked very well in Turalei,” said Issa Kassimu, The Radio Community’s Electrical Engineer, “and with the right design, it can work here, too!”

Audience Roadmap: Radio Ratings Report for Juba

A radio station’s main objectives are to connect with their audience and produce engaging content that will attract listeners. But without a detailed understanding of their audience – their size, where they live, what age or gender they are, etc. – many stations are unable to do this effectively. Audience data and ratings solve this problem, empowering radio stations to make more informed choices about programming, engagement opportunities, and business strategies.

Date: 
2016-12-22 00:00:00

Manual on Freedom of Expression Law for South Sudan

This manual has been produced by Albany Associates in the context of its press freedom program in South Sudan. It is intended as a reference resource for lawyers undertaking media defense work in the country. It can also be used for training workshops on media and freedom of expression law in South Sudan.

Date: 
2016-12-20 00:00:00