Rojava, Syria, women, radio, Tirbespiye

A New Women’s Radio Station Begins Broadcasting in Rojava

This short report first appeared on ANF English, 16 December, 2017

A new women’s radio station, Star FM, began its broadcast in Tirbespiye [Tirbespî / Al-Qahtaniyah] in Northern Syria.

The radio was launched by Union of Free Women Northern Syria-Rojava and will broadcast mainly about women related issues.

The slogan of the radio is “Star: The voice of the woman and life”.

In addition to the residents of Tirbespiyê, several journalists took part in the opening ceremony.

The ceremony began with a minute’s silence commemorating the fallen.

In her speech, the co-chair of the Free Press Union, Şehnaz Osman, then congratulated on founding the radio station.

Samiya Hemid of the radio administration said that the station’s mission is to be the voice of the women of northern Syria and Rojava.

The radio station Radio Star Fm reports daily on female-relevant topics on the FM frequency 105 between 7h to 19h.