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OSA’s Statement on the Formation of a Committee to Facilitate Establishment of Oromo Media Organization
Dear Oromo People,
Dear OSA Members,
Dear Members of the Oromo Free Press,
Dear Friends of the Oromo People,
It is to be recalled that members of the Oromo Studies Association and participants of the various OSA conferences have been asking for OSA leadership’s active role in promoting Oromo interests, facilitating discussions among the various actors and stakeholders of the Oromo social, political, economic, and religious organizations. OSA and its leadership has been striving to achieve their objectives through reasonable means.
Whereas, the Oromo Studies Association (OSA) is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary organization established to promote and foster studies on the history, economy, culture, health, education, politics and laws of the Oromo people;
Whereas, in the era of information technology, all-inclusive, sustainable, strong pan-Oromo media is necessary to report fundamental freedom and human rights violations committed on our people, to promote our rich cultural heritage, and to direct the consensus of our people towards a common goal;
Whereas, it is necessary to support, and to bring together, those individuals motivated by a passion of Oromummaa to create a voice for the Oromo people in different corners of the world;
Whereas, OSA is at a special position to facilitate discussion among various groups running various media that need to be unified to establish the strong pan-Oromo media;
Whereas, OSA is mandated to promote interaction and mutual understanding among Oromo, who encounter common issues of concern;
Now, therefore, OSA has decided to establish the following ad-hoc committee of eight persons comprising of former OSA presidents, prominent elders and scholars.
Ezekiel Gebissa, Former OSA President
I ask the Oromo in Diaspora, all actors, stakeholders and interest groups to provide all the necessary support to this committee to realize its objective of helping to establish an Oromo-centric Media Organization.
We serve and work to empower the Oromo!
Elemo, M.D., M.P.H
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