Published On: Sat, Dec 29th, 2012

Somaliland: Stop Misuse of Public Media

A wrong is a wrong. Yes, it is not something right.

They say two wrongs do not make a right. Yes, true it is.

But when a wrong is righted by a wrong, and another and another, thus infinite wrongs are “justified” to right on original wrong, what can that situation be?

Of course as nationalists we abhor, decry and condemn in the strongest terms possible the use (or is it misuse) of tribal chords struck to play clannish whims for ill-motives.

Worse of all is the trend of allowing such innuendoes to be aired or printed for dissemination through the public media.

By the way, the licensing means that have resulted in the off-shooting of numerous electronic “journals” or “radios” need to be reviewed, or were they in the place ever licensed at all?

To listen to a local “electronic” radio” giving audience to a local “poet” who enters a vociferous, voluble and fire-spitting rhetoric whose vehemence carries all the abilities of war-mongering is not only dangerous but so inconvenient  that we wonder who ever licensed such “freedom”.

To listen to war-mongering in song or poetic disguise only remind us of the Rwanda mass massacre that were not only catalyzed, but indeed, ignited and caused by radio stations.

For such a wrong to be countered in the same spirit by another wrongful move only compounds the situation even further and is only to fuel the fire hence the hog-wash would erupt into fire-balls.

So too would other “members” of other “communities” who feel “touched” do the same.

Before the media misuse is allowed to blend and integrate into our culture becoming a “normal in-thing” we should nip it at the bud now.

To the contrary, what we should see in the media should be positive trends. It is quite sad that the Guurti or parliament have forgotten what they are paid for.

Worthy Somalilanders should come fast to our aid and preach goodwill. Cabinet, Guurti, Parliament and traditional leaders should immediately see the dangerous route that the stirring up of tribal emotions may take hence should counter it immediately by disseminating the needful.

We should be responsible and know what is good and what is right. We should know what we are supposed and obliged to do. The media should not consciously nor unconsciously take part to misinform, disinform or equally take part in propagating ill-will through war-mongering propaganda.

The information department should review how local websites and blogs operate for we can no longer discern their agendas any more.

By MA EGGE

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  • Nuux Ismaaciil

    Kayse, you need to start with your own FaqashPress (SomalilandPress) first.

  • Sahra

    You should be more concerned about the place you're advocating, then the media, because the media always had two fraction in it once that report the news and those who make the news which we all know them yellow journalism so the best way to deal with the problem it's to leave to the consumers. But please don't censorship its a more dangerous way to approach the situation.

  • ComeAgain

    Somalilanders we need to ask ourselves on question why do we not abandon this site all together. As the months have gone by we can see how they publish lie after lie, hate filled article after hate filled article about Somaliland.

    As yourself this when was the last time you saw any article similar to any of these hatefilled articles on any national newspaper or website of any other nation?

    SomalilandPress no longer belongs to Somalilanders but those who hate it, people who have no respect for our country are allowed to post lies on a constant basis. Just as one article goes up the fa g a sh are the first ones to post hate and lies. This is not coincidence! Its planned and supported by those who run this site!

  • mohamed cheers

    Folks, happy new year.
    Cheers.

  • somalilander

    indeed the country is heading to a dangerous way and the root cause is Silaanyo's corrupt, incompetent and triblistic administration. Please leave the media alone and tell Silaanyo to stop ill-advised plotical agenda in which he is dividing the people and destorying what somaliland stands for. It is also very sad to see that the chair of our noble house of Guurti is singing the same tribal lyrics as his tribesman.

  • ComeAgain

    Soooo funny how when Riyale was stealing left and right no one called him out, but Si la anyo basically from day 1 told you all that if you didnt work you would not be getting sqwat from him! And low and behold the stolen money Riyale used to hand out for the elders to keep the people silent is no longer flowing for qa a t usage but to build SOmaliland and you have this lot talking about democracy is in danger!

    No corrupt mo fos that kept Somaliland in the dark ages are suffering and yelping like the mi rq a a ns they are. Everyone who has eyes to see knows Somaliland is better under Si la an yo then all previous administrations combined!

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