Connected to Conflict; the Precariousness of Working in the Somali Media

  • Idil OsmanEmail author


In conflict societies, the principles of journalism have been internalised and interpreted through a conflict lens. This creates a very complex web of media operations that produce contested representations. This chapter focuses on one such conflict that exemplifies this complexity; the Somali conflict. It concentrates on the Somali media produced by diaspora journalists and showcases the pressures that drive their selection processes and editing methods, processes and methods that re-create the conflict amongst Somali diaspora communities. The findings illuminate the driving forces behind the darker roles that diasporic media can play in the continuation of an ongoing conflict.


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  1. 1.SOASUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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