What do you know about the Somali regional news?
A report by the National Institute for International Security (NIS), an arm of the US Department of State, shows that Somali regional media has been under pressure to produce false news since 2010.
The report, titled “Fake news and the future of Somalia”, outlines the efforts of the Somali government to fight fake news and fake news producers.
The reports show that the Somali region has been unable to fight off the spread of fake news because it relies on media sources that are not credible.
In 2010, Somalia was the most popular source for news in the region, but it is now the most contested source in terms of political and social stability.
According to the NIS report, the Somali regions political and societal stability is based on its media infrastructure.
The regional media have struggled with the increasing pressure from fake news.
It is now a reality for Somalis that their information is false.
The NIS says the government has also created new mechanisms to combat fake news in Somalia.
In 2015, Somalia received the United Nations Human Rights Report Card (HRRC), which highlighted serious violations of rights in the country, including systematic discrimination against women and LGBT people, and the lack of effective media regulation.
The HRRC noted that the media were also not responsive to the needs of their audience.
“There are no reliable media outlets or independent media to provide accurate news to Somalis.
For the first time in its history, Somalia has failed to meet its media coverage obligations, and media organizations are struggling to do so,” said the report.
Somalia’s media has also faced challenges in its capacity to combat false news.
In the year before the HRRC report, Somali media had reported on events such as the 2009 earthquake and the 2009 war in neighbouring Ethiopia.
The Somali regional newspapers, which were funded by the government, reported on the events of the war in Ethiopia.
“It was not clear how Somali media could be trusted to report on the conflict in Ethiopia,” said Mohamed, the director of the National Security Agency.
Mohamed, who was one of the three authors of the report, said that the government did not take responsibility for the media and news sources that were responsible for the fake news that was disseminated.
“In addition to the media, the government is also responsible for providing information on social media, which is a key channel for the spread and dissemination of misinformation and fake information.
It was the government’s responsibility to ensure that the information that it disseminated was accurate and not misleading,” Mohamed said.
The media is now at risk of being used for propaganda, said Mohamed.
“The government is using the media as a tool to further its political goals, which it has achieved with a range of tools.
They have tried to undermine the Somali people, to destroy the Somali nation, and to divide the country.
This includes targeting Somalis who report on corruption and corruption among the political elites, as well as Somalis critical of the government,” Mohamed added.
Somalia is also struggling with the spread the spread fake news about the war with Ethiopia.
In October 2016, Somalia’s state-owned media reported that Ethiopia had been fighting Somali insurgents in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.
The news caused uproar in the Somali media.
“We are still fighting this war,” one Somali said to Al Jazeera.
“This is the biggest war in the world.”
In the months that followed, the media reported about the number of Somalis killed and wounded in the war.
Mohamed said that in the months leading up to the war, the Somalia’s political leaders, including President Abdulla Ali Abdullah Saleh, called on the media to be more transparent about the situation in the Horn of Africa country.
The country’s media also started a campaign to discredit Somali news outlets and journalists.
In 2016, the state-run Somali media published an article that was based on anonymous sources claiming that Somali media were spreading false information about the government and other Somali political leaders.
Mohamed told Al Jazeera that the state was trying to undermine Somali news organizations, such as Al Jazeera, in order to stifle their coverage.
“When you’re fighting a war, there are no neutral or unbiased media sources.
You have to rely on the state to control the news,” he said.
In 2017, the African Union (AU) and the Somali parliament voted to introduce new legislation to combat the spread by Somali media of false information and disinformation.
The AU is expected to take a final decision on the legislation in 2019.
Mohamed added that the current media environment in Somalia is highly volatile and difficult to regulate.
“If the media in Somalia were not as politically destabilised as they are today, they would be more likely to be able to address serious and urgent problems, like corruption, trafficking and the human rights situation,” Mohamed told us.
Mohamed explained that there are a number of factors that make it difficult for Somali media to tackle fake news: a lack of institutional structures, media consolidation, the