This policy briefing sets out to provide a brief analysis of the media’s role in shaping Somalia’s present and future. It seeks to be objective, and is based on research carried out by the BBC World Service Trust (BBC WST) across the three fractured regions of Somalia between October 2010 and March 2011. This research took the form of focus groups with Somalis across the country and interviews with Somali journalists, media commentators and representatives of development, donor and other relevant organisations. This data was supplemented by content analysis of news output from selected media organisations.
Abdi, J.; Deane, J. The media of Somalia: A force for moderation? Policy Briefing No. 4. BBC Media Action, London, UK (2011) 12 pp.