February 13 is World Radio Day. As South Sudan prepares for its first-ever general elections, radio stands out as one of the most needed mediums of communication.

Radio needs support to keep the public connected, and for voters to understand how to mark their ballot papers, how to vote, and how to approach polling stations. To achieve these, safe civic and media space has to be created to realize a credible election at the end of the transitional period.

As part of this year’s commemoration, AMDISS with support from USAID South Sudan conducted a roundtable discussion on the role of radio during and after the upcoming general elections.

The panelists drawn from the media, civil society, and legal fraternity shared their thoughts on how community radio stations could be encouraged to function for public interest during this sensitive time in the history of the country.

The voices will be broadcast on Eye Radio, Bakhita, and TRC radio stations in the states on Feb 13 as the people mark the 2024 WRD.