The new SOMESHA Project: Social Media Endowment for Science and Humanity Action

20150214_110548The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) make sure to set up a long time ongoing project in which is system to guarantee direct journalists teaching formal and informal religion and cultural journalism skills capacity building and litigation of cases involving journalists/media outlets in domestic and international level; providing general legal advice / counsel to journalists/media outlets.

Geographic area served: Worldwide

Type of organization / entity: A domestic and International project

Serves: Staff journalists, editors, and media trainers

Type of support: Legal advocacy in terms of culture and religion reporting and Academy and Golden Award for Excellence Journalism providing.

Types of work and legal support: Direct journalists teaching formal and informal journalism skills capacity building and litigation of cases involving journalists/media outlets in domestic and/or international courts; providing general legal advice / counsel to journalists/media outlets.

Types of cases: Defamation/libel; freedom of information claims; cases involving issues of source protection, cultural and religious coverage and/or whistle blowing.

Type of advocacy support: Leading or participating in public-awareness campaigns in support of a journalist/media outlet facing legal proceedings or court challenges; leading or participating in public-awareness campaigns around specific policy or regulatory issues that impact journalists’ reporting practices and rights; issuing alerts to domestic and international media, fundraising for journalists facing court proceedings.

The Social Media Endowment for Science and Humanity Action (SOMESHA) is a project dedicated to the creation of a climate conductive to sustainable and democratic environment for further development of the media and the community in general from domestic, regional to global level.

To widely open this new project which is a new phenomenon in Somalia and in the world at large SOMESHA shortlisted four (4) local Somali journalists including Somali British and Swedish journalists by a peace, cultural reporting and good media practice award due to its first ever on 2014 and honored one of the four were shortlisted. In collaboration with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Somali Youth Development Network (SOYDEN).

The shortlisted names;

  1. Abdulkadir Mohamed Farah “Dulyar”
  2. Amina Muse Wehliye
  3. Mohamed Ibrahim Aden “Nuune”
  4. Abukar Albadri

The winner name is Mr. Abdikadir Mohamed Farah better known as Dulyar who is a dynamic radio and Tv journalist and always writes and broadcast peace features and programs.

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