Radio Salam is a community radio station which serves the large IDP population as well as local people living in the Maban area in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan.
Radio Salam is a refugee / community radio station aimed at the large IDP and refugee population as well as local people living in the Maban area in the Upper Nile State of South Sudan.
Set up by the international NGO ACTED, Radio Salam provides vital information about the managment of the IDP / refugee camps which ACTED runs in the area. There are four large camps based near Maban, with a total population of IDPs and refugees of around 100,000. With few sources of reliable information available, it can be very hard for residents to obtain regional, national or international news, or to find out what is happening in their area. The radio provides information on food, medical and shelter supplies, as well as supporting the work of other NGOs working with the IDP / refugee community.
Radio Salam is a vital information source for over 100,000 residents of the Maban area.
Radio Salam aims to:
In 2012 RadioActive worked with ACTED to design a suitable studio and FM transmission system, supply and install the equipment for the station and train the radio station team of 14 staff in radio production, radio presenting, station management and technical skills to be able to run the station.
RadioActive has since sent another radio trainer, Lol Gellor, out to work with the Radio Salam team on their management and production skills.
RadioActive continues to support ACTED and the station management with technical issues and equipment needs.