Radio Mingkaman

Radio Mingkaman
Mingkaman, South Sudan

On Air
February 2014

Frequency
100.0 MHz

Power
1000 Watts

Introduction

After fighting broke out in Bor at the beginning of 2014, 1000s of residents of the city fled across the Nile to the small town of Mingkaman to escape the violence.  Within a month there were over 70,000 displaced people in the area, with very few resources at their disposal.  NGOs were dispatched to set up camp and provide relief services and Internews was given the chance to set up an emergency FM radio station to provide those in the area with information about what services and opportunities were available and what was happening back home in Bor.

RadioActive designed and supplied the emergency radio station kit for the new station with a telescopic mast that could be deployed and get on the air within a matter of hours.  RadioActive Director Max Graef went to Mingkaman to deploy the station and train up Internews staff to operate it.

About the project

With continued support from Internews, Radio Mingkaman has turned into a fully fledgedFM radio station, with a permanent 72m mast and a team of journalists providing daily news and other content.

Main Objectives

  • Provide the local population with up to date, accurate and reliable news and information
  • Provide information on relief services for IDPs.
  • Support relief agencies with dissemination of information and promoting their education, human rights and health campaigns

Our Role

  • Design, supply and installation of emergency radio station kits
  • Travel to Mingkaman to train staff to use the kits
  • Ongoing technical support

Partners

Internews South Sudan

Find out more

http://www.internews.org/our-stories/project-updates/mingkaman-together-radio-program-eases-tensions-troubled-community