Critics Say U.S. Radio Program For Darfur Goes Soft On Sudan

03/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • ProPublica

It was an inspired idea -- bring independent radio programming to one of the most isolated, war-scarred regions of the world, providing millions of displaced Darfuris with news about the political, military and humanitarian responses to their plight.

Funded with a million dollars from the U.S. State Department, Radio Afia Darfur, a half-hour shortwave radio program, is beamed three times a day into war-torn Darfur, Sudan, and refugee-packed eastern Chad.

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