By: Abdiaziz Ali
ESTV was the only TV that airs the news that was happening in the country of Ethiopia in General and that of Somali Region. Somali Region Set up this TV media for almost about a
ESTV aired many good things and scary things by using its young Journalists with their well skilled in Communications. The aim of the licensing this TV, was to air the whereabouts of the Country and the Region and to draw the attention of the Somali Region Diaspora; that used to hear the dreadful thing shadowed by good things and eager to hear something real that matters in their back home. Moreover; it was supposed to bring the investors in to the base of the region. So that they invest and create job opportunities in the and read the hearts and minds of the Somali region community in the region.
One of the Good things I remember that ESTV aired in its firs clean breathed air and how History will never forget the enormous attention and recourse given by the government of Somali region in under the age of ESTV IN filling the void vacated by Somali government in promoting and spreading Somali music, poetry and folklore.
But to my dismay and surprise of the elite and the innocent community witnessed later was that when ESTV took another way that seemed at times beyond reproach. The TV like a rouged soldier started airing propaganda, hatred message against anyone who stand the way of the dictating regime at that time in the region. I addition to that let alone to read the hearts and the minds of the community they claim to represent they bombarded on the innocent civilians who are lagging all kinds of service from the major part of the country.
ESTV Singed the wedding songs in where drought turned land in to the dust and aired an ill-fated Development like ‘’Maraacaato project’’ and Baka, Birqot, Goomaar and Gunagado irrigation and Water supply Projects that I used no time and that is loaded no time too on the Community that waited and hoping the rain for months pretending that they are the voice of the voiced less community. ‘’I wish inay kadaystaan’’
CHANGING THE TUNE IN TO SRTV
LIKE THE NARRATIONS OF THE SOMALI WOMEN NARTAES WHEN THEY ARE WELCOMING SOME OCCASIONS OR PEOPLE THEY ADORE SAY: WUXIA HOUR WAA BILAASH HAMADA ****** KANJIRA. MEANING THE PREVIOUS IS WORTH ZERO, ********** IS ON THE AIR. LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE WHEN PRESIDENT MUSTAFA CAME TO POWER THEY SAID WUXIA HORE WAA BILAASHA HAWADA CAGJARBAA KU JIRA. THE PREVIOUS IS WORTH ZERO CAGJAR IS ON THE AIR.
Like that this kind of celebration, I said the voice of the diehard tv of ESTV to the voice of the voiceless of the SRTV is with the Changing Somali Region. To the fortunate of the Community that in the region a lot has changed about media here in the country, when the press is rescued from hanging to the arrival of the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali came to power and President Mustafa Omer is selected from the thousands of all kind of different Somali Community gathered in to Addis Ababa and stepped on the upstairs of the of the office of the President.
The STRV is led by Abdirazak Adan (Ak Abdirizak Cadhays in Social media) is leading this visual Audio-Visual Media and I have every courage that he has background in this field he is leading on behalf and the Young Journalists airing their Precious Voice and good looking.
When this TV changed the tune, we got amazing that the Clock tuned 360 degree in no man’s guesswork. It became the home of the where victims of the previous regimes but behind the pars and the entry point of the closure of the notorious Jail of Jeel Ogaadeen.
I joined and made my first choice in the televisions I watch. Started an excellent job of disclosure and start reading the minds and hearts of the Community that was filled their ears by arooskii qaranka and the like while the cattle were dying, harvest failed and community lost their means of everything (Animals) and images of hunger and human right abuse of the region was every where’re in from Sitti to Gashamo to Garlagubay and the Entire Zone of Todays Doolo Zone.
Nowadays I saw that some of the Dulmidiid Prominent members are accusing SRTV and that is not what we are expecting at this stage and no time in the Future. I don’t want my SRTV look back and need them to take the root they started and watch their back. Otherwise elites will have no option but to start telling your changed face tan iyo reerihii miyiga yaalay inaad xumaateen. No doubts that you will be in position always that you can serve the wills of the region that belong to it.
I want to cut my piece of writing here and thanks for the excellent job that everyone in the region from those tax payers to the Civil Servants, to the leaders is having its edge and taking the region forward from press point view as that of development endeavors and May God bless you all the time.