An Examination of the Media’s Role in Shaping Somalia and the Mixed Blessings of Real Government in Somaliland


A Crowd of Somalilanders listen to the BBC news

Somalilandsun: This briefing focuses mainly on how people in Somalia/Somaliland and Puntland access, trust, use and misuse information. In a country with a rich oral culture where the Latin alphabet for Somali was adopted only as recently as 1973, radio has for generations been the most important medium in the country. While access to and control over radio provides the main focus of this briefing, radio takes its place alongside other increasingly important media.

The media of Somalia: A force for moderation? PDF (1.52 MB)

Original Publication date: November 2011by BBC Media Action