Somalia: JAJ and Jubaland Minister of Information Discuss Accelerating Consultations on Media Bill

Somalia: JAJ and Jubaland Minister of Information Discuss Accelerating Consultations on Media Bill

KISMAYO, Somalia – The Executive Committee of the Jubaland Journalists Association (JAJ) met right this moment with the Minister of Information and Public Awareness of Jubaland, Mr. Suleiman Mohamed Mohamud, to focus on the priorities of the Association.

Consultations on the media invoice dominated the session, along with discussions on advancing media independence and entry to info.

The Minister obtained members of the JAJ govt committee in his workplace for an in-depth dialogue on the union elections held in October final yr.

As nicely as briefing the minister on their progress, union officers mentioned how the federal government might help Jubaland’s media growth efforts whereas preserving its independence.

The minister pledged his full assist to the Jubaland Journalists Association and can be sure that all authorities establishments assist the necessary work of the group in response to a request made by JAJ officers through the convention for the safety rights and freedoms of journalists. Regardless of media abuses, he reaffirmed that the federal government of Jubaland will respect and defend the independence of journalists.

In addition, the Minister spoke in regards to the significance for the federal government to develop a media regulation and made a presentation on the draft media regulation to the Executive Committee of JAJ.

He mentioned the federal government would work onerous to offer steering or laws for the media to administer their enterprise, as nicely as make the regulation out there to them.

Members of the JAJ Executive Committee appreciated the Minister’s briefing on the draft media regulation and underscored the significance of broad and inclusive stakeholder engagement within the drafting of the media regulation so as to obtain consensus on methods to implement it.

They additionally counseled the Minister for his function in growing the Media Law and his efforts to offer a governance framework for media actions in Jubaland that can contribute to the development of democracy and the constructing of the state within the nation.

At the top of the assembly, it was agreed that the Ministry of Information and the Association of Journalists of Jubaland (JAJ) ought to work collectively to advertise inclusive session with the participation of all stakeholders on the draft regulation on the media, together with the parliamentary media fee, civil society, media specialists, house owners and managers, commerce union officers and the Ministry of Information.

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