Haitians turn to radio following 2010 earthquake

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MINUSTAH FM interviewing Deputy Special Representative Kim Bolduc following the earthquake in 2010. Photo: MINUSTAH FM

The people of Haiti immediately turned to their radios for vital information following the earthquake which devastated their country in 2010.

That's according to the head of the UN radio station on the Caribbean island, MINUSTAH FM.

Only one station stayed on air after the quake destroyed infrastructure in the capital Port au Prince and further afield.

MINUSTAH FM's coverage was disrupted for four days.

The station then increased its programming to broadcast around the clock, seven days a week.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to the radio chief there, Walter Mulondi.

Duration: 2'55"

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