Internews Humanitarian Information Service's Program in Chad 2005-2012
Starting in 2005, Internews built three humanitarian radio stations in Eastern Chad to help those fleeing the violence in Darfur to receive the critical news and information they needed to survive. Seven years after the first station went on air, Internews has left eastern Chad as funding to international agencies has significantly reduced. Internews has spent the past year preparing the stations for independence, including establishing rent-free premises, community governing boards and marketing strategies.
Chad and the Darfur Refugee Crisis is a result of the work of journalist Celeste Hicks and photographer Meredith Kohut who spent a month with the stations in July 2012 to document the past seven years – and what the future holds as these enormously popular stations strike out on their own.