Somali Voices

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Somali Voices is a free media training project run by Media Trust in partnership with Open Society Foundations.

The project is for leaders from across the Somali community in Cardiff, London and Manchester and aims to raise the profile of the Somali community in the media.

Support includes:

Training in media interview skills (TV, radio and print) and social media

Networking opportunities with media industry professionals

One-to-one mentoring with a media industry professional 

Want to know more? Watch the video below to hear from last year's participants:

Who should apply?

If you’re a community leader, an active member of a Somali community group or a campaigner with six months experience or more (paid or voluntary) and want to raise the profile of your organisation, project or cause then we want to hear from you! 

You must be aged 18+, fluent in English and available for three full-day training workshops and two evening networking and discussion events between February and April 2016. 

The application deadline has now passed.

If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Safia Abdullah on 0207 871 5674 or email

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