Somali audiences enjoyed the content of BBC Media Action’s EC-funded radio programme Hayaanka Nolosha. They thought the programme delivered interesting and relevant information and said they had discussed what they have learned from the programme with family members and friends. Both men and women liked the focus on the role that women can play in governance issues like peace building, and wanted women to be more involved in these processes in the future. Face-to-face and online journalism training increased journalists’ practical knowledge, but more support is needed for them to better apply this knowledge in their work. Our training improved the confidence of civil society organisations but they would benefit from further training to get the most out of working with the media.
BBC Media Action. Research Summary. Strengthening media&#8217;s coverage of rights, gender equity and peace in Somalia. BBC Media Action, UK (2012) 2 pp.