Jawar Mohammed is an Ethiopian-conceived writer and dissident. The author of the Oromia Media Network, Jawar was the main coordinator of the 2016 Ethiopian dissents and the key scholarly motivation for the National Youth Movement for Freedom and Democracy, famously known as the Qeerroo.
Jawar Mohammed was conceived on 12 May 1986 in the community of Dumuga (Oromo: Dhummugaa) on the outskirt of the previous Arsi and Hararghe territories. His dad was Muslim while his mom was an Orthodox Christian; they're between strict association was viewed as novel however was at last acknowledged by the network.
Jawar started his conventional training at a Catholic school in Asella. He at that point went to auxiliary school in Adama until 2003, when he was granted a grant to learn at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore, from which he graduated in 2005. He portrayed his involvement with the UWC as arousing his awareness of his own Oromo personality. He at that point learned at Stanford University, graduating in 2009 with a degree in political theory. He proceeded to seek after alumni ponder in human rights at Columbia University, accepting an experts' degree in 2013.
In 2006, while an understudy at Stanford, Jawar established the International Oromo Youth Association (IOYA), planned to fill in as an umbrella association for Oromo youth bunches far and wide, which has occupied with backing before United Nations bodies in Geneva and held exhibitions to dissent Ethiopian government strategy. Jawar first picked up unmistakable quality as an author and speaker on Oromo and Ethiopian legislative issues, chiefly among the US-based diaspora. He was a remarkable pundit of the Oromo Liberation Front and their apparent inability to impact significant political change in Ethiopia and advance Oromo interests.