Tuesday, May 29, 2007

US-funded radio offers new voice on Darfur border

Radio Sila, based in the village of Goz Beida in Chad, is funded mostly by US taxpayers broadcasts into a violence-region suffering the spillover from the Darfur conflict next door. “People follow our car in the streets, shouting ‘radio, radio,’” said Fiacre Munezero, the station’s supervisor. “It’s a good start.”
Broadcast from a metal cargo container converted into a studio, the station is run by Internews, a California-based aid group spreading news and music to crisis zones.
(R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)