Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation is to Launch a New Program to Oromia

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LogoAyyaantuuOctober 18, 2013 (ayyaantuu.com)  

In September 2013, after extensive consultation, over several months, with various segments of Oromo society, a group of community leaders, human rights activists, feminists, journalists and attorneys who are committed to the principle of democracy, human rights, freedom and justice, formed the Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation (MWMF).

The name “Madda Walaabuu” encapsulates the deepest meaning enshrined in Oromo democratic values as manifested in its democratic institutions – Gadaa, Qaalluu, Ateete, Jaarsummaa. In Oromo language, the word Madda means “source” and the word Walabuu means “independence” and hence, the founders of MWMF adopted the name Madda Walaabuu to embody the essence of these values in this new critical initiative.

MWMF is a non-governmental, non-partisan, and non-profit organization, incorporated and registered in Washington, D. C., USA.  It is operated by board of directors and administrative staff under the direction of Executive Director.  The MWMF media outlets are run by experienced journalists. It is a membership based organization, which seeks the support and participation of all interested and committed Oromo and all persons of goodwill who have the desire to empower the Oromo, so that they can confront the 21st century in their own terms.

The Oromo, although constitute the most populace nationality in the Horn and Sub-Saharan Africa,  – there are about 50 million Oromo in the region – have remained the invisible majority due to the legacy of conquest, colonization, and continued marginalization.  At the present time, the Oromo people do not have access to any source of independent media, which has the capacity to inform, educate them about their basic needs and their fundamental rights. MWMF believes that having access to independent media is an essential requirement for the survival of any indigenous nation in the 21st Century.

MWMF is committed to creating relevant media outlets (website, radio, TV, etc.) for the purpose of elevating knowledge about the Oromo people and its neighbors in the Horn of Africa. The MWMF media outlets will specifically focus on the flagrant human right violations – past and present – against the Oromo people and other marginalized nationalities in the region. It will also work towards  making people aware of their environment and social concerns like education, health and others. It proposes to engage the Oromo at home and abroad relative to the issues, which will have profound impact on their future.  In addition, it proposes to engage Oromo neighbors regarding common interests and common strategies in facing the 21st century.  It will engage Oromo community leaders, human rights activities, journalists, feminists and scholars in promoting Oromummaa and Oromo national unity.

Thank you,

Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation

Wallaggaa,Aanaa Hawaa Galaan Keessatti Ayyaana Masqalaan Wal Qabatee FDG Gaggeefameen Oromooti Hidhaman.

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Onkoloolessa 18,2013 Dambi Doollo

BilisummaaGabaasaa godina Wallaggaa annaa  Qellem,Hawwaa Galaan irraa boodana nu dhaqabe akka addeessuttti Fulbaana 27,2013 ayyaana masqalaa sababeeffachuun uummanni Oromoo jiraattota Hawaa Galaan ta’an walitti dhufuun sirboota aadaa Oromoo fi  qabsoo dhageessisuudhaan tokkummaa uummataa fi sochii warraaqsaa deemsisaa waan turaniif dabballootaa fi bulchitoota Wayyaanee naannichatti argaman garaa gubaa akka turan gabaafamee jira.

Haalli Oromoon ittiin ayyaana ayyaanefatuu fi sochii guyyaa masqalaa kana irratti taasise milishoota Wayyaanee biratti yakka waan jedhaniif sabboontota Oromoo kanneen ayyaana masqalaa kana irratti argaman walitti qabuudhaan reebichaan ummataq miidhuu fi namoota 40 ta’an gara mana hidhaa Dambidoollootti akka geessan gabaasi naannicha irraa nu dhaqabe addeessa.

Haala kanaan namoonni yerositti mana hidhaatti geeffaman keessaa hammi tokko akeekachiisaan gadhiifamanii kanneen hafan sochii ABO duubaan jirtu isa jedhuun yakkamuun hanga ammaa mana hidhaa diinaa keessatti argamu. Namootni gariin deggertoota ABO jedhamuudhaan hidhamanii jiran keessaa hamma tokko:-

  1. Kabbadaa
  2. Tamam Qana’aa
  3. Eebbisaa Jiraataa
  4. Balachoo Aalamuu
  5. Surraa Sanbatoo
  6. Gadaa Mangistuu
  7. Tolinaa Tafarii
  8. Mangistu Morodaa
  9. Chuuchaa Shifarraa
  10. Taaddasaa Tasammaa

Kanneen jedhaman aanaa Hawaa Galaan irraa mana hidhaa Dambi Doolloo keessatti kan argaman ta’uu Qeerroon godinichaa gabaasa.