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Regional state ministries boycott a conference on Somalia media In Mogadishu

Mogadishu(Mogadishu center) the ministries of information from the federal states of Somalia said that they boycotted a conference on journalist safety which kicked off in Mogadishu yesterday.

They accused the the federal ministry of information of hijacking the conference by presenting an agenda other than the one agreed to be discussed during the meeting.

South west state minister of information Ugaas Hassan has told the press that the federal minister put forward during the conference a 2016-2020 media strategy to be discussed which he said is not included the meeting agenda.

Ugaas Hassan has claimed the federal government is trying to impose its agenda on the regional states and the independent media, adding that they withdrew from the meeting for the time being.

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