Somalia

Fojo Media Institute together with International Media Support (IMS) manages a media development programme in Somalia and Somaliland with the objective of enabling the media sector to become a driver of peace, reconciliation, accountability and citizen participation.

The programme runs from 2014-2018 and is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Among results of the programme:

  • Safety awareness training of more than 200 Somali journalists instilled a greater sense of alertness and according to some journalists saved their lives in bombings and suicide attacks in Mogadishu.
  • Seven Somali radio stations saw a direct increase in revenue as a result of the Somali Business Training Programme. Three stations introduced new revenue streams, and six strengthened their financial sustainability and thus their editorial independence.
  • 90% of participants in Women in News leadership programme were promoted to more senior positions.
  • A guidebook on election reporting and training of more than 200 journalists in ethical and responsible election reporting contributed to improved media performance during the 2017 Somaliland elections.
  • Somaliland media organisations trained in advocacy successfully challenged the Government’s monopoly on issuing press cards.
  • Female voices on Somali humanitarian radio, Radio Ergo, increased to an average of 35-40 %.

STORIES FROM SOMALIA

Somali journalists join first diploma course in the country

“I hope I will get useful knowledge from this course, to become even more professional in my journalistic career.” Ikram Dahir Abdirahman is one of...

Somali media women breaking ground with gender declaration

“I support this declaration and stand by your side. I believe that if the declaration is implemented, it will encourage female journalists in Somali...

Journalism faculty back in business after 26 years

  “One of our students is a man who was admitted to the university 26 years ago, in 1990. However, then the civil war broke...

Meet Somalia’s frontline media workers

In one of the world’s most difficult environments for media workers, a number of Somali media workers have committed themselves to furthering journalistic practices,...

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Kajsa Törnroth

International Programme Manager

Email:kajsa.tornroth@lnu.se

Phone:+33 6 64 44 02 02

Skype:ktornroth