Inauguration of Karal Community radio (region of Hadjar Lamis)

Ambassador, Geeta Pasi and the governor of Karal region are cutting the ribbon (Photo U.S. Embassy).

On July 12, the U.S. Ambassador to Chad inaugurated a community radio station in the town of Karal (located near the southern shore of Lake Chad).  The radio station is part of a U.S. government regional effort to counter violent extremism and terrorism by amplifying moderate voices.   Several thousand people attended the ribbon-cutting event where the Ambassador and the regional governor were joined by local administrators, traditional leaders, and security officials to launch this most recent addition to a network of nine USG-funded radio stations across Chad.  In her remarks, the Ambassador highlighted the critical role of media in a democracy and urged community engagement, particularly from women and youth, to ensure the community radio’s success.

Radio Karal broadcasting studio (Photo U.S. Embassy)
Ambassador, Geeta Pasi and the governor of Karal region are cutting the ribbon (U.S. Embassy photo)
Ambassador, Geeta Pasi, addressing Karal community members, especially the women (Photo U.S. Embassy).
Group photo of participants to the radio Karl inauguration ceremony (Photo U.S. Embassy).