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Somali Voices-Media training for Somali leaders

Media Trust, the UK’s leading communications charity has launched Somali Voices, a unique project providing 30 active leaders of the Somali community in London and Leicester with the opportunity to participate in a free media skills-building programme consisting of:

  • Two days training in media interview skills (TV, radio, print) and social media, to become multi-skilled spokespeople on behalf of the Somali community
  • A networking event with experienced media professionals across journalism, editorial and digital media, giving you a platform to talk about your work in the community and build your network of media contacts
  • A volunteer mentor from the media industry to support you as a spokesperson and promoting your work within the community
  • A high profile event discussing the representation of marginalised voices in the media

They are recruiting for participants to take part in the Somali Voices project between February – March 2015.

They are looking for community leaders, citizen journalists, bloggers and any other active members of the Somali community who would like to raise the profile of their organisation, project or cause.

Would you like to apply for this unique opportunity to be a spokesperson for your project, community group or cause and help change the media perception of the Somali community? If yes, then this project is right for you. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues, friends and family.

To apply please complete this short application form on the Media Trust website:www.mediatrust.org/somalivoices

Deadline for this application is 5pm on Thursday 22nd January.

The project is open to members of the Somali community aged 18+ and fluent in English. If you have been active within the Somali community in London or Leicester (in a paid for or voluntary capacity) for a minimum of 6 months and feel you have something to say then this program is right for you!

If you have any questions pleasecontact Media Trust directly. Once you have applied, you will only hear from Media Trust if you have been shortlisted to be a project participant.

Further information: Safia Abdullah – Safiaa@mediatrust.org – 020 7871 5674

Media Trust
020 7871 5674
Deadline for this application is 5pm on Thursday 22nd January