The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) sends a message all media development organizations regionally and worldwide to ensure its call for media resilience in across Somalia to acknowledge the current state of the media operating in Somalia.
Journalists working in mainstream and digital media should therefore encouraged to write and submit story ideas for social issues like health, nature, education and the sustainable development topics to avoid the politically motivated storytelling schema.
“SOMESHA needs to setup a media fellowship programme on sustainable issues and now accepting concepts for story ideas on food security, agriculture maintenance and to stop maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion. The successful journalists wrote well enriched articles will be rewarded financially and will be attended international media conferences “said Mr. Daud Abdi Daud, SOMESHA Secretary General
This media fellowship seeks to improve media coverage, promote dialogue debate on topical issues food security, agriculture maintenance and the maternal mortality. The fellowship will also create a platform for media to make better recommendations on how the food security, agriculture maintenance and maternal mortality issues can be improved through better objective reporting” Mr. Daud added
Though, the maternal mortality ratios remain unacceptable high for instance SOMESHA believes that Somali journalists are not aware of numerically the ratios in Somalia and reported it yet.
As 2015 fast approaches the East African countries (Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi) are finding themselves in the unfortunate position of not being able to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDG) number five which among others aims at reducing maternal mortality by three quarters (%) and achieving universal access to reproductive health (RH) by 2015.
Objective of the Call
The major objective of the competition and the media fellowship is to build the capacity of the journalists in mainstream and digital media to pursue high-quality balanced and informative reporting on the food security, agriculture maintenance and maternal mortality issues through training and a mentoring.
Obviously, UN agencies and International media development organizations will take part the fellowship programme to encourage Somali media to shape their reporting footage from Politics to sustainable social development issues.
SOMESHA Secretary General Mr. Daud Abdi Daud who is professionally a member of a variety of journalists’ networks regionally and globally will guide the fellowship programme and will do a grassroots level media monitoring and evaluation efforts over the next three months to ensure the programme accuracy and neutrality.
For more details and information you can be reached SOMESHA on +2521858337 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org