1 July 2010

Somalia: Radio Shabelle Director - 'The Orders of Mo'allin Hashi Are Out of Tolerable'

Mogadishu — The administration of Shabelle radio has Thursday boycotted an order from Mo'allin Hashi, the governor of Hizbul Islam who said that the local FM radios could not celebrate the 1st July, a great independence day for all the Somali people.

Radio Shabelle director: 'the orders of Mo'allin Hashi are out of tolerable'

MOGADISHU (Sh. M. Network) - The administration of Shabelle radio has Thursday boycotted an order from Mo'allin Hashi, the governor of Hizbul Islam who said that the local FM radios could not celebrate the 1st July, a great independence day for all the Somali people.

Mo'allin Hashi Farah, the governor of Hizbul Islam organization had held press conference for the Somali journalists in the Somali capital yesterday and said that all the local FM radios in the capital couldn't not take part the commemoration of the Independence Day of Somalia 1st July.

Osman Abdullahi Gure, the director Shabelle radio said that the order of Hizbul Islam could not be tolerated adding that they would not take such order suggested for the journalists and refused the radios not to celebrate the National Day.

The radio had returned all symbols and music of the their news, programs and songs and Shabelle became the first radio that celebrated the 1st July courageously 3 months after Shabelle took the order of the organization of Hizbul Islam that was issued on 13th April 2010 which was conducted by all radios except Radio Mogadishu for the TFG and Barkulan in the east of Africa.

The return of Shabelle radio comes simultaneously for the 50th anniversary of the National Day for the Somali people in and out of the country which is while the southern and northern regions of Somalia took their independence from Britain and Italia and united.

The radio was started a well known song that is one of the national Somali songs on Thursday morning "Waa baa baryey Bilicsan" that means "New, beautiful morning has come" and it was not what the people of Mogadishu expecting to happen or from the administration of Shabelle radio.

Most of the people in Mogadishu had greatly welcomed the courageous step taken by the administration of Shabelle Media Network and urging them to continue their work.

Lastly, the administration of Shabelle Media Network had insisted that they would not tolerate orders and the pressure against the media from Mo'allin Hashi, the governor of Hizbul Islam organization asserting that they would be impartial or middle media that would work for the Somali society.

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