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Ethical Code for Somali Journalists seminar concluded in mogadishu

04/11/2013( A two-day stakeholder workshop was held in Mogadishu on November 3 and
4 as part of the preparation of an Ethical Code for Somali
journalists. Engaging grassroots contributions from representative
groups of journalists from Mogadishu, Garowe, Galkacyo, Baidoa and
Kismayo, the workshop prepared a draft that will be shared with
journalists throughout Somalia, encouraging comment and input by all

The Principal organizations involved in this process are Article 19,
Centre for Research and Dialogue, Albany Associates-AU/UN IST, Media
Association of Puntland, Mogadishu Media House and the National Union
of Somali Journalists. The initiative is being carried out under the
UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communications

Somali journalists, providing a common guide of moral and ethical
practice that will assist the journalists, the credibility of their

Mohamed Ibrahim, Secretary General of the National Union of Somali
Journalists (NUSOJ)

The workshop considered recommendations and examples of best Ethical
practice from international and regional organizations and used these
in preparing a Somali draft that addresses the particular needs of
journalists working in this unique environment.

The draft code will disseminated by NUSOJ, MAP and MMH enabling all
interested parties and individuals to engage in the process and making
the final Ethical Code a product made by and for Somali journalists.

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