Radio Miraya is a radio station owned and operated by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
Launched in 2005 under the auspices of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, its initial 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 its operations to South Sudan with its independence on 9 July 2011, and the establishment of the Mission. The radio has its headquarters in Juba, with a transmission network across the country.
The radio broadcasts in English and Arabic to approximately 75% of South Sudan and interacts with an international audience via social media platforms. All journalists and presenters are national staff, with three international staff in capacity building/editorial roles. The radio has journalists based in all 10 states of South Sudan, reporting on issues of concern to local communities.
English News: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Arabic News: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
News bulletins at the top of every hour (see daily schedule above) provide objective information and seek to counter misinformation, especially in the context of the current conflict in the country.
Live programming is produced 10 hours a day, five days a week with music and repeated programming on weekends.
Through the broadcast of fair, balanced and accurate news and information, Radio Miraya supports UNMISS’ mandate. Daily interactive programmes give listeners from all over the country the opportunity to share their ideas on topics of the day.
Live round table discussions and debates bring together different points of view from government, political party representatives, civil society, humanitarian actors as well as peace and development partners on issues like protection of civilians, peaceful resolution of conflict, respect for human rights, accountability, humanitarian aid, good governance and development.
Patricia Okoed, News Director
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Machrine Birungi, Radio Producer
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Miraya Breakfast Show 7am - 10am
Weekday news and current affairs programme combining live interviews, pre-recorded packages, talkback and SMS interaction with listeners. Major interview slot from 9-9.30am.
Community Connect 10am-12pm
Weekday magazine programme focusing on social, gender and cultural issues. Major interview slot from 10.10am - 11am. Includes listener interaction through talkback, SMS and social media.
Daily regular segments are:
·Monday – ‘Kalam Niswan’ (Women’s Issues);
·Tuesday – ‘Tea under the tree’ (personal profiles);
·Wednesday – ‘Your Voice’ (open line talkback where listeners set the agenda);
·Thursday – ‘Miraya Airlines’ (educational segment about countries around the world).
Each programme either focuses on an organization (programmes, challenges and achievements), or an in-depth exploration of a humanitarian issue. Includes listener interaction through talkback, SMS and social media.
South Sudan Today 1pm-2pm
A weekday news and current affairs programme combining live interviews, prerecorded packages and talkback as well as SMS interaction with listeners.
Inside South Sudan 6pm–7pm
(repeated 8pm-9pm, 6am-7am)
Pre-recorded news and current affairs programme combining live interviews, pre-recorded packages and talkback as well as SMS interaction with listeners.
Special programming is developed on an as needs basis, usually for UN days and large events as well as panel session discussions on public interest issues.
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