For World Radio Day: Messages from Mahad

Internews supports citizen engagement in media to connect and empower communities. For World Radio Day, February 13, we celebrate a radio program from South Sudan, one of the most difficult countries for journalists.

In Mahad, an informal settlement of nearly 3,000 displaced South Sudanese, a young woman—Riak Akech—carries an audio recorder with her every day to record messages from residents for lost family members.

The messages are broadcast on a radio program called Messages from Mahad. Wind-up, solar-powered radios are distributed to groups in Mahad so that the residents can listen as well.

Read more of Riak Akech’s story

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