PCMLP is currently engaged in research on the media and information ecology in Somalia. In June 2011 we organized a workshop on media and the diaspora.
This builds on previous research across Somaliland including Hargeysa, Burco, Erigavo and Boroma. In April 2009 we organized a study tour for Somaliland journalists to Kenya to examine the role of the media and election violence and to draw out lessons for Somaliland’s elections. As part of this research PCMLP is working with journalists, academics and members of the government on a broadcasting law for the upcoming elections and a journalist code of conduct. In May 2009 a major workshop was held to discuss and debate these issues in Hargeysa. The report of the workshop is available to download below.
A report examining the role of the media in the upcoming Somaliland elections in the light of lessons learned from Kenya was published in September 2009.