Mogadishu, 11 March, 2012
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is shocked to learn a
report alleging maltreatment and of RBK staff by its management and
therefore clarifies its position that the report and the individual
who wrote it does not represent the Somalia journalists and NUSOJ will
not further comment and apologizes Radio Bar-Kulan on such tainted and
deliberate attack made on behalf of Somalia journalists.
The report which is full of falsehood and misinformation is genuinely
reflects on the author’s individual interest, according to research
conducted by NUSOJ.
The research which will be published on the union website upon
completion shows that former and replaced Secretary General, Omar
Faruk, in addition to his poor relations with RBK management and staff
to the years it had existed, but none-the-less, Omar was highly pushed
and encouraged prior to its publication and promised to put the
attention of the audience by members of the BBC Somali Service to harm
and damage the reputation and credibility of the Radio Bar-Kulan has
earned amongst its growing audience.
Radio Bar-Kulan - a United Nations funded organization - has become
one of the best radio stations listened and got good reputation and
fasting and incredibly growing audience with its staff paid in
accordance with the international labor standards, while the BBC whose
listeners were declining due to its sectarian policies, leading the
BBC's most respected and renowned journalists leave the job and was
gradually losing its audience, according to the NUSOJ research.
“However, BBC Somali Service sought in presenting such report written
by the former Secretary General against RBK, to its audience, an
opportunity which could initiate the recovery of its lost audience
and at the same time use the writer as an escape goat having the
knowledge he is not NUSOJ official ” The research added.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) while sending its
apologies to anyone who received ill-intentioned, abusive, libelous
and distressing emails and reports from the union’s former domain
emails based on promoting his special interest to confuse the
international community and media parents that he is still legitimate
union official in unprofessional manner, warns against its use.
The Research which will be shared with the Somali Service of BBC
before putting into publication will unravel a wide range of
violations in chronological order committed on behalf of the BBC
against the Somali Journalists, media and Somali individuals based on
ill-intentioned and corruptive manners meant to harm reputed
individuals and institutions, while the project will extensively cover
the alleged mismanagement of the BBC’s outreach projects and
affiliations to Somalia, allegations of corruption, maltreatment
against its staff journalists, recruiting policies, among others.
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