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22:29:37, Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014

 

 WHAT IS RADIO MIRAYA?

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.
Radio Miraya 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.
The Miraya 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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 WEEKLY PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
Miraya Breakfast Show

6:00am to 9:00am daily
3 hours live current affairs show on Miraya Radio.

Afternoon Mixdown

13:30-15-00 daily
Music to get you through
the afternoon

Solvers

09:00-11:00 (Monday-Friday)
News you can use
: presenting issues that affect us in every day life and talking to guests who can help us solve our problems.

Betna

15:00-17:00 (Monday-Saturday)
A focus on the family, relationships, community and the place and role of women in South Sudan.

The Beat

11:00-13:00 (Monday-Friday)
Music, talent segments, quizzes and other lunchtime entertaiment

Inside South Sudan

17:00 - 19:00 (Monday-Friday)
Two hours of news, interviews, features and reports from correspondents on current issues in and around South Sudan plus a resource person to answer questions on the topical issue of the day.