Our crowdfunding campaign has ended!
But if you would still like to #SupportDabanga you can do so through our: Geef.nl page.
My name is Kamal Elsadiq. For the past ten years, I have been coordinating our team of professionals in Amsterdam as Editor-in-Chief of Radio Dabanga. Since I was very young, I knew I wanted to be a journalist. I helped to start up Radio Dabanga because I want to make sure that independent, reliable news is reported from all corners of Sudan.
Now, my colleagues and I would like to ask you for your support.
Radio Dabanga is the only independent radio station from and for the people of Sudan, reaching over 2,000,000 listeners a day, providing them with lifesaving information and news.
We report on the situation in Sudan from the heart of Amsterdam, where we can put into action our belief that people in Sudan have the right to access independent information. To be able to continue our important work, we need your help!
One day of lifesaving radio = €290 ($340). These are the technical costs of broadcasting one hour of shortwave radio per day. By donating two minutes, ten minutes, one hour, to even a few days of airtime, you will allow us to continue to deliver lifesaving information. Together we will keep Radio Dabanga on air!
On behalf of the Radio Dabanga team and our listeners in Sudan, THANK YOU!
Radio Dabanga’s impact in Sudan
an outbreak of cholera swept through Sudan between August 2016 and
mid-2017, the Sudanese government spread misinformation about the
severity of the outbreak. With the help of medical sources at rural
hospitals, Dabanga reported on the cholera outbreak and informed
people through its shortwave radio broadcasts and social media about
ways to prevent infection. This
is one of many examples of the importance of Radio Dabanga over the
past 10 years for
our 2.3 million daily listeners in Sudan. Radio Dabanga gives the
Sudanese public a voice and that allows them to be heard. In this
way, Dabanga promotes peace in the country.
Why is my help so important?
In 2017, the international political situation has caused a winding down of the usual funding that Radio Dabanga bases its operations on. The international community started to see the Sudanese government increasingly as a friend in their fight against terrorism and the refugee crisis, and fail to recognize the violations against its own people. This creates an even greater need for the journalists of Radio Dabanga to report the news that the world has ceased to be aware of.
The targeted amount in this campaign will provide the team with at least 155 days of radio broadcasts. This will set Radio Dabanga well on its way to its 10th anniversary - an anniversary on which we still strive to broadcast shortwave radio. Let’s sponsor the independent work of these Sudanese radio champions with as many broadcast days as possible!
the duration of this campaign – and afterwards – we welcome any
questions you might have about Radio Dabanga.
You can also have a look at the
Frequently Asked Questions! We will continuously update this page and our website with stories, facts and videos
about the lives and work of Ibrahim Jadelkarim and his colleagues at
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Ready to donate, but only through iDEAL? We have set up a
second donation system for you at the Dutch
crowdfunding platform Geef.nl:
Donate through iDEAL. Your
donation here will be added to this campaign within two working
days and displayed as 'Raised offline'.
Free Press Unlimited (FPU) is one of the initiators of Radio Dabanga and still supports the team in organizational and financial matters. Which is why the name of FPU may appear in the payment details of your donation. All money raised in this campaign will go to the shortwave broadcasts of Radio Dabanga.