In South Sudan’s Relentless War Zone, Radio Can Save Lives

24 Mar 2017 0:0

Public radio in a camp for people who have fled violence in South Sudan’s war offers news as basic as food-distribution schedules but also fictional dramas. Here, a radio station in Juba, the capital, countering hate speech based on ethnicity.

Jess Engrebretson, a humanitarian aid worker, trained a team of local reporters to deliver crucial information to the residents in the camp amid a continuing humanitarian crisis.

Engrebretson was interviewed by WFUV News, a public-radio station at Fordham University in the Bronx, on radio’s role in such sites.

Click here to read more of the interview.