Nearby 30 journalists and media practitioners from the east and central African region come together to discuss in their regions peace and conflict sensitive reporting issues. A grass roots level Conflict and Peace reporting, Peacekeeping and Peace Building Operations Reporting dialogue among the above stated nations including, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Somalia, South-Sudan, Uganda, Burundi and DRC-Congo. The aim of the course is drawing the way the journalists cover peace issues and continuing its second day roundtable discussion in Dar Es salaam, Tanzania.
Officially was opened by the director of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in Africa (IPCS) Mr. Cosmas Nikahara Bahali and honorable guests including the second secretary from the embassy of Japan in Tanzania DRS. Noriko Tanaka and the country representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mr. Godfrey Mulisa on Monday January 19, 2015.
In Somalia the Secretary general of the Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) H. E. Mr. Daud Abdi Daud who also heads the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) and prominent female journalist Hindia Haji Mohamed Abdi who works radio Mogadishu and SNTv are attending the meeting and remarkably taking part the dialogue.
On Wednesday January 21, 2015 ambassador Augustine Mahiga is invited to join the meeting and contribute his UN peace keeping system experience by highlighting the “United Nations and the role of the media in international peace and security” as well as to make sure about the understanding the UN system and the security council and protection of civilians in armed conflicts.
For more information please contact SOMESHA Office line on +2521858337 or visit our online blog: www.somesha.wordpress.com