The Center closed a 3 days training session in the role of peace in journalism society. CEPJO gave out awareness on best ways journalists can survive in conflict areas as well as how to peacefully & professionally pass information to public. The training was targeted to assist journalism students from various colleges know about the current situation in Somalia. During the training students discussed the best ways to survive in the journalism profession. Students also benefited the workshop to ask each other the best ways to upgrade safety for journalists at conflict areas.
Kassim Mohamed, an international award winning journalist spoke at the event and offered awareness. Mohamed Hagi Hassan, a secretary general at the Center for Peace and Journalism -CEPJO- also explained the intention of spending time at such a training occasion, Mohamed, also a local journalist talked about how unsafe was while reporting within Somalia. Mahia Abdi Nur, a chairman were among the participants who were leading the symposium.
It was a sensational day for the students, remembrance on 3rd December 2009, suicide bombing targeted at the Shamo Hotel in Mogadishu whereas graduating students, doctors, journalists Benadir University professors were targeted at a graduation ceremony. Journalists were watched during the symposium, projections showed reporters suffering in the attack.
Journalism lecturer, Burhan Farah Hassan “Burhanudiin” briefed to the students and projected the third day symposium’s lessons at the Madina Mall conference center. the lecturer informed students that the Center for Peace and Journalism -CEPJO- will continue its efforts to assist young generation to be trained at their most needed times, the training manual was covering all parts of journalism activities; what journalism is, who a professional journalist is, how a peace journalism can be maintained in ethnic Somali media.