Radio UNTAC was established in October 1992 to inform the Cambodian people about the peace process, democratic principles and human rights. It began broadcasting on 9 November 1992 and ended on 22 September 1993. Initially their audience could only listen to them for a half hour news segment each day, but the airtime was continuously increased. One of Radio UNTAC’s most important tasks was to motivate the Cambodian people to cast their vote in the UNTAC organized election in May 1993. In accordance with the UN’s mandated task of establishing a neutral political environment prior to the elections the radio station furthermore provided the representatives of the new political parties with a forum to present themselves to their electorate.