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Somaliland Times has failed in its responsibility to provide unbiased and balanced information to the public

Issue 306
Front Page

Million Development & Reconstruction Package For Somaliland

Conditional Recognition Sought For Somaliland By EU Party

Fifty Puntland Security Defense Forces Defect To Somaliland

Somaliland’s House Of Elders Questions The Legality Of Election (Amendment) Bill 2007

Somaliland President Meets Delegation From The World Bank, UN, EU, France And Italy

Locals In Puntland’s Buru District Proclaim ‘No Go Area’ For Foreign Mineral/Oil Prospectors

Sweden To Explore Capacity Building In Somaliland

Commonwealth Summit Opens In Uganda After Pakistan Suspended

Secretary Of State Rice To Attend Summit In Addis Ababa

Hirsi Ali’s Anti-Islamic Propaganda

Africa And World AIDS Day: Preventing Pediatric AIDS

U.S.'s Rice to visit Ethiopia in rare Africa trip

Eritrea Says Ethiopia Has "Already" Declared War

President Chissano Pays Tribute To The People Of Mozambique In Accepting The Ibrahim Prize For Achievement In African Leadership

Regional Affairs

New Broadcasting Equipment For Radio Hargeysa

Leading Welsh Labour Party Activist Arrives Today In Hargeysa

Special Report

International News

Eritrea: Frazer Refutes Bolton's Remarks On Border Issue

World AIDS Day Marks Day of Both Sadness and Hope, Says Bush

Canada Citizen Files lawsuit against Ethiopian government


Discovering The Mind Of Somali Dictator Through His Own Words

A cruelty the world ignores

U.S-Instigated War Brings Mass Death to Somalia

ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: The Issue is Occupation

Revenge Drives Young Somali Militant

Food for thought


Egypt Sharpens Its Domination Talon Towards Somalia

Education industry booms in Somaliland

When The Fundamental Structures Of Good Governance Is Not In Place, What Value Will DRP Projects Have?

The Academic Life Of The Emerging Somaliland Universities

Somaliland Times has failed in its responsibility to provide unbiased and balanced information to the public

Why Do Political Leaders Shamelessly Ignore Realties?

Our Own Mandela, Still In Mandera

Puntland Oil and Mineral Development: Benefits and Risks from Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives


By Ambassador Wubishet Demisi

Dear Editor

I am writing to you to express my surprise and dismay at the news published by Somaliland Times on 24 November 2007 alleging “Jijiga officials persecute Somalilanders” without offering any proof. The allegation made public by the paper is totally unfounded and devoid of facts.

I strongly believe that media has a great responsibility in dealing with highly delicate matters which can erode the sense of mutual trust and harmony among people. Thus media needs a great skill and responsibility especially in a region where we belong. It usually requires thorough investigation, looking at both sides of the coin and some care in its execution. In this regard, Somaliland Times has failed in its responsibility to provide unbiased and balanced information to the public. It is not clear to me why it was felt necessary to instigate hate between two friendly people by politicizing and publishing rumors without verification.

Since the downfall of military dictators in both countries, Ethiopia and Somaliland have heralded a new chapter in their relationship. Our people to people relation is crucial and now is strengthened more than ever before. We need to further enhance it and we would like to see the media including Somaliland Times playing their constructive role for the realization of its noble objectives.


Ambassador Wubishet Demisi

Federal democratic republic of Ethiopia
Trade office


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