South Sudan commemorates World Radio Day in Juba
The day is commemorated every year to celebrate radio and its power to touch lives. This year’s theme is ‘Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster,’ which resonates with South Sudan, a nation which has been suffering from ongoing conflict. Members of the Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) explained earlier how radio has made a difference in South Sudan. In an interview with Radio Miraya Josephine Achiro, Director of Bakhito Radio, cited an example during the outbreak of the crisis in December 2013 when “there were no water tankers, no shops open, and no nothing." She noted: "it was the people over the radio saying please open the shops. If you have a shop next to your house please sell something to people. People don't have sugar for tea." The commemoration was attended by Undersecretary of Ministry of information and Broadcasting Justin Mayen who represented Guest of Honor, Chairperson of AMDISS, Mr. Alfred Taban and Mr. Salah Khalid Representative of UNESCO to South Sudan.