Watch: Diana Njeru explains why supporting journalism in the country matters.
BBC Media Action is committed to strengthening the media in Somalia. We have worked to train and support journalists, editors, and management staff to improve professional standards and ensure greater stability for local media. In partnership with BBC Somali, we've supported the reporting of major public issues such as the draft constitution process, increased literacy skills, and helped farmers to improve their income through specialist radio programming. We are currently working on a project to promote women’s economic empowerment.
All Somalia projects
Radio and TV debate shows are helping people in Somaliland learn more about how to hold those in power to account
Communication is a vital form of humanitarian aid so we've teamed up with the BBC Somali Service and Radio Ergo to help people survive, cope and recover.
A weekly interactive radio drama, Maalmo Dhaama Manta, supports young Somalis to explore their opportunities and the obstacles they face.
Through a drama and discussion radio show Tiraarka Qoyska (Pillars Of The Family) which was produced between 2011 and 2014.
Latest Somalia publications and resources
Research summary showing how a radio programme increased awareness of polio and improved uptake of polio vaccination in Somalia.
Research summary: ‘Hiigsiga Nolosha’: How has a youth radio show given young Somalis hope for their future?
How an interactive radio show provides Somali youth hope and motivation for the future and helped them to believe they can positively contribute to their country.
BBC Media Action's work using radio to help empower Somali youth.
Formative research which shaped the production of a weekly youth-driven Somali-language radio drama and discussion programme, Maalmo Dhaama Manta (A Better Life than Today).
How BBC Media Action helps nomadic people in Somalia access livestock information on the radio.