The radio station giving hope to listeners in Syria


Source : BBC

As horrifying war reports are beamed out of Syria, a tiny radio station sends broadcasts in the other direction from Istanbul. Made up of Syrian exiles, the team gathers news from citizen journalists on the ground and has branched out into dramas and comedy shows. But they say the most important thing they provide is hope.

The studio technician patches through the first call of the morning phone-in programme.

“Hello there!” says Sama the cheerful presenter, nodding through the studio window at the engineer on the other side of the glass.

There’s a long silence followed by a crackle.

“Hello? She repeats “Hello? What’s your point about forgiveness?”

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