Radio Miraya enjoys a unique position in South Sudan. It has the largest number of listeners, the greatest reach to communities across the country and is the most trusted source of news.
The UN Radio station is operated as a partnership between the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the international non-governmental organization, Foundation Hirondelle.
Launched in 2005 under the auspices of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, its initial main goal was to support implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that marked the end of the long conflict between the south and north.
moved all its operations to South Sudan with the independence of the new nation on 9 July 2011, and the establishment of UNMISS.
Through the broadcast of fair, balanced and accurate news and information, Radio Miraya supports UNMISS’ mandate by promoting citizen participation in the political process and giving a voice to marginalized groups. Through its variety of programming, it creates a platform for debate and dialogue about the peaceful development of the world’s newest nation.
Daily interactive programmes give listeners from all over the country the opportunity to share their reflections and ideas on the topics of the day.
Live round table discussions and debates bring together different points of view from government and civil society on, among other things, the development of good governance, accountability, respect for human rights and the peaceful resolution to inter-communal conflicts.
News bulletins at the top of every hour provide objective information and serve as an effective form of rumour control and counter to misinformation in times of strife or conflict.
Radio Miraya broadcasts seven days a week, 24 hours a day on FM to all major towns in South Sudan. Programmes are broadcast on 26 FM relays from Juba, capital of South Sudan, in English and simple Arabic.
Breakfast Show, the very popular flagship current affairs programme, can be heard daily on shortwave throughout the country. The radio’s website, www.radiomiraya.org, provides live audio streaming, news bulletins and other selected programmes.
Radio Miraya has grown to an organization of more than 50 national staff members (journalists, presenters, technicians and support staff) who have been recruited from all over South Sudan and trained in-house. Reporters are based throughout the states, reporting on issues of concern to local communities.
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