Monday, December 23, 2013

Radio Ergo, clandestine to Somalia 17680 KHz

Received today on 17680 KHz. from 08:30 to 09:30 UTC Radio Ergo, clandestine to Somalia, transmitting site listed as Dhabbaya, United Arab Emirates.In Somali, surprisingly strong over the short path.


"Radio Ergo is on air every day across the Somali-speaking region with original humanitarian news and information in Somali gathered by our unique network of 20 locally based correspondents.

Our focus is on providing a flow of communication between Somali communities and the humanitarian organizations seeking to serve them. As such, examples of Ergo’s reporting include personal stories and discussions with Somalis from all walks of life in villages, towns, displacement or refugee camps, and interviews with aid officials, informational announcements and programming of an advocacy nature.

Listeners can hear Radio Ergo every day across the region on shortwave at 1230-1330 EAT (0830-0930 GMT). Shortwave transmission is a key element of our strategy: in the absence of a national Somali public service broadcaster, and given the difficult political and security environment facing local FM stations in Somalia, shortwave is a sure means of reaching mass audiences across Somalia and the connected parts of the region.

The word “ergo” has great significance and resonance in the Somali language. It carries the essential meaning of mediators or envoys in the interest of people in need, and can also refer to those who mediate in conflicts."

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