HRJ EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER GOVERNMENT DOMINATED CONSULTATIVE MEETING IN GAROWE TOWN

The Human Rights Journalists (HRJ) is deeply concerned about the Somali media consultative meeting in Garowe town of Puntland state of Somalia which is manipulated by delegates from the ministry of information of the FGS, information ministers of federal member states, the media of Banadir regional administration, Parliamentarians and senators.

The Ministry of Information of FGS which organized this consultation meeting did not give the due respect to the private media as all media associations representing independent media houses and other organizations promoting press freedom were left uninvited. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) was the only organization asked to attend the meeting and This is yet another attempt in which the Ministry of Information of FGS is trying to instigate mistrust and disarray among private media when it should promote its unanimity.

HRJ believes that all media stakeholders deserve equal opportunities to attend conferences discussed on Somali media development and that the mutual respect and collaboration among all media stakeholders is the only way we can achieve our final objective which is promoting press freedom in Somalia.

HRJ appeals to the private media of Somalia that share our concern to remain stoic and unconditionally welcome anything worthwhile that comes out of this ill-organized media consultative meeting concluded in Garowe town today.

The Human Rights Journalists finally urges Ministry of Information of FGS to show clear conscience and become a role model for better collaboration between private media and the Ministry of Information.

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Somali Media for Environment Science Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) Concerns the Governmental Media Conference in Garowe in which is the second stakeholder’s platform from 10-15 April 2018 but SOMESHA would like to call together to find alternative  way in which Promoting an inclusive accurate and media in across Somalia.

Since the collapse of Somalia central government in 1991 Somali journalists operating in across the nation are increasing and becoming free but with a lot of worry who also work in dangerous situations from with different aspects so while the nation now is Federal republic system the governmental media professionals should avoid reporting a conflict as consisting of seven regional opposing sides politically.

Although, the private sector was not included and completely invited the Garowe media conference, SOMESHA recommends to start a dialogues and conferences among both the public and the private sector media stakeholder’s in which based on ethically Peace journalism whereas is when editors and reporters make choices about what to report, and how to report it – that create opportunities for society at large to consider and to value non-violent responses to conflict.

The Somali Media for Environment Science Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) believes that environmental journalists are expected to be advocates for changes to improve the quality of the planet. They should educate people about the serious state of the environment and use the power of the news media to bring about changes to improve the quality of the air, water, wildlife and natural resources because without traditional media professionally no one could report what is happening in the hostile zones.

Obviously, SOMESHA delighted to address that such in countries affected by conflict and human insecurity media has an important role to play as an active promoter of human rights and democratization, peace, dialogue and conflict resolution through the gathering of non-partisan information. Journalism sensitive to conflict empowers reporters to report conflicts professionally.

For more information please contact SOMESHA on +252616349997 and via email: info@somesha.org

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