Mogadishu, Saturday, March 4, 2023: The Iftin Foundation and the Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) have jointly organized and launched one-month long Multimedia training for the students from the Faculty of Journalism at the Somali National University in Mogadishu, Somalia. Forty students from the Faculty of Journalism of the Somali National University participated in the launching event at the Center of Iftin Foundation in Mogadishu, Somalia. The main purpose of Multimedia training is to improve the capacity of students to learn journalism on practical writing skills. The short workshop will also cover writing reports, news-package, and editing audio and video recordings.
Negeye Ali Khalif, Head of the faculty of Journalism of the Somali National University, Farah Omar Nur, Secretary General FESOJ, Abdullahi Mohamed Hassan (Black) , Chairman of Iftin Foundation and Mohamed Mohamud Adde, Veteran former BBC journalists and Political Analyst were the key dignitaries participating in the kick-off for the event. In his opening remarks, Farah Omar Nur, Secretary General of FESOJ, pointed out the importance of the Multimedia training program and what to expect to achieve by the end of the capacity-building program. On his part, Abdullahi Mohamed Hassan (Black), Chairman of the Iftin Foundation, has briefly introduced the mission of the Iftin Foundation and how the Multimedia training program will be organized and implemented.
Furthermore, Mohamed Mohamud Adde, a Veteran former BBC journalist and Political Analyst speaking at the event, briefly explained the format of writing reports and daily events.
In conclusion, Negeye Ali Khalif, Head of the faculty of Journalism of the Somali National University, in his official launching speech, has urged the students studying journalism to take advantage of the multimedia training program and better use of their skills to write reports that are different from those written by the untrained journalists.