AP special mention at the Giuseppe Dossetti Peace Prize for the Somalia Media Hub project

Now in its fifteenth edition, the Giuseppe Dossetti Peace Prize was established to recognise the work of associations and individuals who have carried out peace actions. In this year’s edition, AP received a special mention for the ‘Somalia Media Hub for Peacebuilding and Human Rights‘ project, which implemented innovative work to train Somali journalists in raising awareness of the role media can play in peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
AP Director, Mikhail Silvestro Sustersic, speaking on behalf of AP accepting the prize, said ‘Being a journalist in Somalia is still extremely dangerous, sometimes fatal. Yet Somali media culture is lively, vibrant and full of voices, especially young and female voices, ready to commit to peace and human rights. This is why this project, carried out in collaboration with the Horn Afrik News Agency for Human Rights (HANAHR), is one of a kind: by focusing in particular on Somali journalists and especially on female journalists, the intervention is committed to offering them the tools to increasingly play an key role in building a more peaceful, inclusive and equitable society”.
You can read more about the Somalia Media Hub for Peacebuilding and Human Rights Project here.