Radio Dorika FM was founded in 2003 in the town of Nyamilima, Rutshuru Territory, North Kivu and broadcasts on 104.3 FM in French and Swahili. It is situated at the gateway to Virunga National Park and serves over 500 000 people in the region. Dorika FM is also a member of the Collective of Community Radios and Televisions of North Kivu and strives to pursue community-driven development through communication.
The station serves the community in a variety of ways, including information dissemination, training programs, educational broadcasts, public debate and entertainment. Dorika FM plays an important role in the region and satisfies many of the needs of local residents, especially in uniting communities and promoting traditional culture.
The mission of Radio Dorika is change listeners’ attitudes and to promote self-development through targeted informational and educational programs. Dorika FM believes that communication is base for all development, and for much of the region, radio is the only viable means of diffusing information among residents.
A summary of the issues of local concern focused on at Radio Dorika includes:
- Crop management
- Sustainable livestock production
- Protection of local vegetation
- Protection of indigenous animals
Nyamilima, Rutshuru Territory, North Kivu