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Is the BBC and VOA Somali service Silence on Djibouti Protests a sign of corruption?

Djibouti(SD)-The BBC and The VOA radio stations owned by the two foremost democratic countries in the world USA and UK has failed their primary journalistic and objective duties to report the demonstration in Djibouti.

The country had been experiencing resurgence in demonstrators demanding the release of journalist arrested and a need for reforms.

 The BBC taunts it’s self as a journalistic model to emulate “Trust is the foundation of the BBC. We’re independent, impartial and honest” it claims under it’s values.

But it’s Somali service falls short in delivering a trust worthy program when it comes to Djibouti’s heavy handed government.

Why is the BBC quiet on the large demonstrations and the democratic ambitions of Djiboutian people.

Likewise, The VOA seems to have a similar programing when it comes to Djibouti.

“Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press” claims the VOA as one of it’s mission and value declarations, clearly not practiced when it comes to Djibouti.

You can hear political decisions on these  programs in general, but ultimately nothing political at least in their Djibouti coverage.

A corruption question remains after all these years of broadcasting non political issues regarding Djibouti. 

These programs are not only selling their Djibouti listeners, but also their programing mandates, we need to let their directors know.

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  1. Hello,

    I remember some years ago that BBC somali service has fired famous journalist named OKACHEH who was very critical against Djibouti regime, on the pressure of Ismail Omar Guelleh, Djibouti president !

    Now this journalist is died !

    So the corruption of BBC somali service by the djiboutian regime is a fact which is true !

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