Applications are invited for the Somali journalism prize award by British Embassy. The British embassy is seeking short videos and photographs from media students and early career journalists based in Somalia. Further, including Somaliland which demonstrate a positive, original and unique story about Somalia.
This award will highlight the importance of defending media freedom. Also, d demonstrate the key role that the media play in creating an inclusive and open society in Somalia. Further, It will also seek to identify and project young Somali voices and positive stories about Somalia.
Moreover, The event provided a platform for a cross-section of Somali journalists to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities they face with regard to media freedom in Somalia. Additionally, the British Embassy’s Somali Journalism Award is to celebrate and promote the important role that a free media plays in Somalia and to identify and recognize emerging talent. Further, Media freedom is under increasing attack in Somalia as journalists are routinely subjected to intimidation, harassment, and persecution. I look forward to continuing our work with the media, civil society organizations, international partners and the Government of Somalia to address these challenges together.