The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) thrilled the bilateral agreement among the African Media Initiative (AMI) and the United Religions Initiative (URI) towards working together to strengthen media capacity to report on Peace and Conflict in Africa.
“Though I’ am familiar with URI activities and SOMESHA is a member with the both organizations we really appreciate this joint cooperation on behalf of Somalia media fraternity and hopefully Somalia will be the first served and first beneficiary over this bilateral agreement for strengthen media capacity to report on peace and conflict in Africa “said Mr. Daud Abdi Daud of SOMESHA
As human suffering escalates in Ukrain, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Libya, Mali, South-Sudan, and the Central African Republic Somalia looks increasingly stable and hopeful, Apart from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia nearby ten regularly operating foreign embassies are working in a daily bases including, Uk, China, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Turk since the collapse of the military led central government in 1991.
“Somalis themselves are writing this chapter in the nation’s troubled history but the International Community in its broadest sense also has a significant role in the emerging success, However, Somalia journalists and media practitioners’ have experienced to work and report hostile nation and need to share this lesson from the entire African journalists in order to help them to understand the deep-meaning of conflict sensitive journalism” Mr. Daud added
This imperative agreement comes a suitable time to help African journalists in general as AMI’s mandate is to serve as a catalyst for strengthening African media by building the tools, knowledge resources and technical capacity for African media to play an effective public interest role in their societies. This mandate includes assisting with the development of professional standards, financial sustainability, technological adaptability and civic engagement as well as SOMESHA is a full member of URI’s Cooperation Circles, to engage in community action such as conflict resolution and reconciliation, environmental sustainability, education, women’s and youth programs, and advocacy for human rights.