Radio and Television
Radio and television broadcasting were operated by the government.
In 1990 there were an estimated 250,000 television sets in the
country and about 6 million radio receivers. Sudan Television
operated three stations located in Omdurman, Al Jazirah, and Atbarah.
The major radio station of the Sudan National Broadcasting Corporation
was in Omdurman, with a regional station in Juba for the south.
Following the 1989 coup, the RCC-NS dismissed several broadcasters
from Sudan Television because their loyalty to the new government
and its policies was considered suspect.
In opposition to the official broadcast network, the SPLM operated
its own clandestine radio station, Radio SPLA, from secret transmitters
within the country and facilities in Ethiopia. Radio SPLA broadcasts
were in Arabic, English, and various languages of the south. In
1990 the National Democratic Alliance began broadcasts on Radio
Data as of June 1991