SOMA Conducts Radio Production Training for twenty journalists

In support with the International Media Support -IMS/FOJO, the Somali Media Association (SOMA) and Radio Ergo has jointly implemented a three -day training workshop on Radio Production Training which is part of the content sharing program in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The Radio Production training workshop has been held at Ramada Hotel, Mogadishu, Somalia from 16th to 18th June 2017.

Twenty radio journalist editors and reporters from the various radio station members of the Somali Media Association (SOMA) were the key participants of the Radio Production training program.

The participants were from different media houses including Radio Adado, Radio Voice of Peace, Radio Hiran, Radio Warsan, Radio Galgaduud, Radio Soyaal, Radio Jowhar, Radio Afgoye, Radio Haatuf, Radio Alnur, Radio Himilo, Radio Kulmiye, Radio Hiddo, Radio Xurmo, Radio Risaala, Radio Mustaqbal and Star FM.

The Radio Production Training program was aimed to provide capacity building in improving the script writing for the radio journalists to enable them produce quality radio programs to be shared among the Somali Media Association member media houses.

Experienced media trainers including Muhyadin Roble from Radio Ergo, Farah Omar, Media Trainer and Ahmed Guutaale, Media Trainer and Consultant were engaged in the smooth facilitations and implementation of the three-day Radio Production Training Program.

The main topics covered during the three- day Radio Production Program included:-

 Broadcast Journalism
 Story building (brainstorming/ research/ sources)
 Script Writing
 Discussions/ debates
 Interview techniques
 Feature Writing
 Humanitarian reporting

The Deputy Chairman of Somali Media Association Mohamed Abduwahab Abdullahi in his welcoming remarks and thanked all the participants for their attendance in the Radio Production Training Program, and advised them to take advantage of the training course which he said will eventually improve their skills.

Addressing the opening session, Mustafa Yasin Sheikh, member of the South Central Non-State Actors (SOCENSA) indicated that SOMA has progressed in further advancing the skills of the journalists to take their role in peace building, reconciliation and development of the country.

The three – day Radio Production Training program event was concluded with brief speeches made by Ismail Sheikh Khalifa, Secretary General of Somali Media Association (SOMA), pointing out the significance of the training program and thanked for their attending in this important capacity building program.

M. Ismail Sheikh Khalifa also appreciated International Media Support IMS FOJO and Radio Ergo for their relentless assistance to Somali media and Somali journalists.

Dignitaries from the Ministry of Information, Media houses owners, directors, journalists, civil society organizations and media associations were invited to attend in the closing event held at SYL Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.