Straight Talk Foundation (STF) in partnership with UNHCR, REF FM and DW Academie, is managing a community radio station, Bidibidi FM, in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Yumbe District. With project sustainability in mind, partners are looking at linking the project with community work, a recording studio, presenting local content, music and radio shows, community messaging and news. Partners have worked together to kick the project off.
Bidibidi, previously the largest refugee camp in the world, now has its own radio station to inspire and to improve the life of the hundreds of thousands of refugees living in Bidibidi refugee settlement and surroundings. Partners have and will continue to train staff and content generators on journalism and broadcasting. The station is fully equipped with laptops and voice recorders. Infrastructure in place includes broadcasting and recording studios, backup electricity, transmitter mast, cold rooms, UCC license and internet among others. Radio equipment includes a cavity filter, studio mixing consoles, microphones, mixing tables, computers, studio phones and licensed radio software. The station is already broadcasting successfully on frequency 95.3 with a range radius of 8kms and beyond, depending on the receiver device.