Media in Sudan

Media in Sudan Last updated on Saturday 24th April 2010

The Press

There is a wide variety of Arabic and English publications, but they are, too, subject to censorship. Arabic newspapers include al-Ayyam, al-Ray al-'Aam, al-Sahafa, al-Khurtoum, al-Usbuo and Alwan. English publications include the New Horizon daily and Sundanow (monthly) published by the Ministry of Culture and Information in Khartoum.

Radio and TV

There are no private television channels in Sudan. In addition to the national TV station (Sudan Television), viewers could receive a number of foreign channels via satellite including al-Jazeera, CNN, MBC, Dubai TV and Kuwait TV and others. "Sudan TV" has been available via satellite since 1995. Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation (SNBC) is state's sole TV broadcaster.

The government-operated "Sudan National Radio Corporation" provides both national and regional programmes in Arabic, English as well as several southern Sudanese languages. There were no privately-owned radio stations in Sudan. Sudan has a BBC FM relay in Khartoum.

There are opposition radio stations operating in the region including "Voice of Sudan", "Voice of the National Democratic Alliance" (NDA).

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