Media INK is established as the first Somali Media Development Organization. Media INK is a spin-off of the activities carried out by Free Press Unlimited from 2011 up to the establishment of Media INK. Media INK is run by former employee of Free Press Unlimited under the supervision of the board of trustees. Activities carried out by Media INK are funded through Free Press Unlimited.
Media INK believes in cooperation and collaboration in order to reach the set goals. Cooperation and collaboration start with clear structure and understanding of roles and responsibility. The Board of Trustees (BoT) is the highest governing body of Media INK responsible for the strategic steering of the organization. The BoT approved the standard operating procedures (financial and administrative) of the organizations. The BoT has an oversight in terms of annual planning and financing. The board of Trustees appoints the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors (BoD) is responsible for the day to day operations.
The BoD consists of at least two directors (director of operations and director of programs). This maximizes the transparency and accountability of the organization and allows time for developing effective interventions.