Fojo 1972 – 2022 – Abukar Aldabri

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Abukar Aldabri, Programme Manger on the Somalia Programme

Journalists in Somalia are constantly living under (death) threats, but despite this Abukar Aldabri, experienced media developer, researcher, communications expert and author, tirelessly works to improve the conditions for media in the country, not the least for female journalists. He has for some years worked with Fojo’s programme in Somalia and is partly based there, partly in Stockholm with his family.

With the help of Fojo, media houses in Somalia support the ”Gender Respect Declaration” and many stereotypes concerning female journalists have slowly been removed. Another success is the re-establishment of journalism training at the Somali National University, where 25 students recently graduated.

Stigmas and stereotypes of female journalists are slowly being removed.