No News Is Bad News: Somalia

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-52957535-2-SO-SP-16
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2020
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

Quality of content produced by Somalian media is in general of a very low quality. Most people working in the media learned by doing without a proper journalistic education. Media outlets often lack a proper business model and editorial policies. To some extent this leads to envelope journalism (taking money to make stories without fact checking), and biased reporting. A lack of capacity to develop diverse broadcast and content formats allowing for meaningful interaction with audiences, is apparent in nearly all media outlets. Content often consists of long monologues or interviews, with no real programmes on social issues. Items often cover leading (political) figures, conferences or meetings and no personal stories or citizen accounts. Journalists often do not cover social issues and are unaware of their potential for agenda setting. Women are underrepresented in the Somali media. Gender inequalities are evident in media ownership, decision-making in media houses and in media content. Somali civil society organisations and women's organisations are not used to collaborate with the media to set the agenda and influence Somali authorities in development of laws and policies. The involvement of Civil Society Organisations in the public debate is limited and they play a modest role in lobby and advocacy. Safety is another important issue. According to the annual report of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), the grim toll for 2014 was as follows: five media workers murdered in Mogadishu, Galkayo and Baidoa; five journalists injured; 47 journalists arrested; five media houses attacked. With these figures Somalia is one of the most dangerous places on earth for journalists. Media associations such as Somaliland Journalist Association (SOLJA) and NUSOJ were not yet capable of implementing a self-regulatory framework. Associations of Somali journalists are under developed. The media law that foresees amongst others the set- up of a regulatory body has not been approved or implemented yet. By consequence no regulatory body that holds unethical media stations accountable is operational.

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Sectors:
  • Media and free flow of information error
    Sector code:
    15153 - Media and free flow of information
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
Free Press Unlimited International NGO Funding
Free Press Unlimited International NGO Accountable
Somaliland Journalist Association (SOLJA) National NGO Implementing
MAP National NGO Implementing
Media INK (Somali Media Development Organization) National NGO Implementing

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
221,858 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2020
84,713 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2020
213,276 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2020
265,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Incoming Funds date_rangeJan 01, 2020
417,684 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2019
184,467 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2019
112,160 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2019
265,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2019
67,122 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2018
148,748 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2018
166,843 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2018
107,200 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2017
101,896 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2017
23,489 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2017
300,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2017
319,421 EUR (Valued at Oct 01, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeOct 01, 2016
84,287 EUR (Valued at Jun 30, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeSep 30, 2016
304,381 EUR (Valued at Sep 30, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeSep 30, 2016
459,539 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) circle Free Press Unlimited circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2016

Budget

815,065 USD
459,539 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
300,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) date_range Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
access_timeUpdated on Jan 29, 2021 18:23:50
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