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Title: Contribution of local media on peace building in Mogadishu, Somalia
Authors: Abdihafid Nur, Ibrahim
Keywords: Local media
Peace building
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: After the collapse of central government of Somalia in 1991, the country institutions destroyed and the entire functioning of departments were looted, among the legitimacy institutions, national run Radio and TV in Mogadishu-Somalia. The conflict was spread in all parts of the country, and security was lost among that violence which bring to fled many people in the country and others lost their lives during the conflict. This violence brought to start new plans to look for the peace and reconciliation in Somali. The objectives of the study focused on contribution of local media on peace building in Mogadishu-Somalia It also examined the obstacles faced by the local Media in peace building in Mogadishu, Somalia. It determined the strategies used by the local media on peace building in Mogadishu-Somalia. The main purpose of this study is to identify the contribution played by the local media on peace building in Mogadishu —Somalia. The data collection method used included the questionnaires, and were distributed equally to the respondents. The result of this study showed that the Media can play an important role in peace building by providing accurate and unbiased information to populations affected by conflicts, and proactively delivering programmes that aim to impact knowledge, attitude and behavior of the population about different groups and issues related to peace building. The findings of this study revealed that the contribution of local media on peace building has a great impact on peace building; economic development, security and stability in Mogadishu-Somalia therefore the study find out that the Media plays a very important contribution on the peace building of a society. Media has changed the societies and peace keeping forces (AMISOM) in Mogadishu increases freedom, employment opportunities, security and stability in Mogadishu-Somalia.
Description: A thesis presented to the school of Postgraduate studies and research Kampala international university Kampala, Uganda In partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree, Master of Arts in Development Administration and Management
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