Human Rights

CPJ: Somaliland journalist detained without charge

0 Visits: 156 | Thursday February 22, 2018 - 13:45:08
Nairobi, —Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Mohamed on February 17 and have been holding him without charge, Guleid Ahmed…

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Detained Somali Children Face Abuse - HRW

0 Visits: 164 | Wednesday February 21, 2018 - 19:40:12
(Washington, DC, February 21, 2018) – Somali authorities are unlawfully detaining and at times prosecuting in military courts children with alleged ties to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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Uganda: Vision group journalist released soon after Court Orders for his production.

0 Visits: 188 | Monday February 19, 2018 - 19:15:50
Kampala, 19th/February/2018; Vision Group journalist, Charles Etukuri has been released from detention soon after the High Court in Kampala had ordered the Director Internal Security Organisation Col. Kaka Bagyenda and the Security Minister Lt. General Henry Tumukunde to produce him in court on the…

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Somalia: Journalists Beaten, Harassed and arrested in Galkacyo During Somali President Visit

0 Visits: 997 | Monday January 15, 2018 - 00:09:32
GALKACYO (Horn Observer) Journalists were harrased, beaten and arrested during the Somalia President's visit to Galkacyo, Union of Somali Journalists said.

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Somaliland: Two Journalists Sentenced to 2 Years Each for reporting False News

0 Visits: 324 | Sunday January 07, 2018 - 23:16:28
Hargeysa (Horn Observer) Somaliland Court in Awdal region sentenced on Sunday two journalists working for privately owned television stations to two years in Prison, after the Boorama court found the journalists guilty for spreading false news, local media reported.

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CPJ: Somali authorities arrest local journalist following critical reporting

0 Visits: 242 | Friday January 05, 2018 - 21:38:55
Nairobi,--Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel and owns a local radio station, City FM, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

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Kenya: Young Female Student in Mandera to Miss National School Due to Fee Constraints, Family members Ask for Assistance

0 Visits: 327 | Sunday December 31, 2017 - 16:45:31
Mandera (Horn Observer) Young Female student Afifa Sheikh remains sad and depressed pupil as she cannot join Alliance Girls high school due to lack of school fees.

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Somalia: NUSOJ Calls for the Immediate release of a Somali Journalist Arrested in Jowhar

0 Visits: 567 | Friday December 29, 2017 - 14:08:33
Mogadishu, December 29, 2017 - Press release - The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the arrest of a Somali journalist in the town of Jowhar, the Headquarters of Hirshabelle State, 90 km North of the Somali capital Mogadishu, on Thursday afternoon,…

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Workshop on Ending FGM in Somalia Concluded in Garowe

0 Visits: 285 | Saturday December 16, 2017 - 22:27:06
15 December 2017, Garowe: Participants from the public and private Media in Somalia together with members form the religious leaders have convened in Garowe for a 4 day training on Ending FGM MEDIA TRAINING ACADEMY from 10-14 December, 2017.

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UN refugee chief praises Djibouti new refugee laws

0 Visits: 281 | Saturday December 16, 2017 - 17:15:20
ALI ADDEH, Djibouti – Crowds of hundreds of excited refugees welcomed the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi as he arrived at the dusty, remote Ali Addeh refugee camp in the desert of southern Djibouti.

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African Union Commission rejects allegations of human rights violations by AMISOM troops in Somalia

0 Visits: 432 | Wednesday December 13, 2017 - 17:47:07
Addis Ababa - Ethiopia: The African Union Commission has rejected allegations of human rights violations by AMISOM troops contained in a report launched by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Human Rights and Protection Group (HRPG) and the United Nations High Commission for Human…

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Somalia: NUSOJ and member Journalists Attend the Burial of Murdered Somali journalist

0 Visits: 554 | Tuesday December 12, 2017 - 15:08:23
MOGADISHU, Somalia: Relatives, journalist colleagues and friends attended on Tuesday morning 12 December,2017 the funeral of Somali journalist killed yesterday (Sunday) evening in Mogadishu ,the capital city of Somalia .

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Somalia: Young Somali TV journalist killed in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 567 | Monday December 11, 2017 - 22:43:22
Mogadishu, December 11, 2017 . The National Union of Somali Journalists is deeply shocked and condemns by the senseless murder of the Somali journalist in Mogadishu on Monday December 11, 2017 .

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Uganda: Court remands the red pepper directors and editors for two more weeks

0 Visits: 290 | Wednesday December 06, 2017 - 11:18:58
Kampala, 06th/December/2017: The jailed five (5) Red Pepper Directors and three (3) senior Editors have been sent back on remand at Luzira prison for another two weeks until the 19th/ December 2017.

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Somalia adopts the review of the comprehensive National Strategy for P/CVE

0 Visits: 645 | Wednesday November 29, 2017 - 08:45:18
Somalia adopts the review of the Comprehensive National Strategy for Preventing & Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) and Action Plan during the High Level Meeting on Strand 4, P/CVE that took place in Mogadishu on 28 November 2017.

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Somalia Statement on the UNIVERSAL CHILDREN'S DAY, 2017

0 Visits: 478 | Tuesday November 21, 2017 - 22:58:42
Today 20 November, 2017 the Federal Government of Somalia joins the rest of the world in commemorating the Universal Children's Day. We recall that on 20th November, 1989 the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to indicate that the world had accepted that…

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Shuttering Social Media During Somaliland's Elections: Access to Information Crucial for Free, Fair Vote

0 Visits: 477 | Sunday November 12, 2017 - 14:50:34
By Laetitia Bader: - On November 13, the self-declared autonomous state of Somaliland will be holding presidential elections, the third since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991. The incumbent is stepping down and the elections are pitting the ruling party's candidate against two opponents,…

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Somalia: NUSOJ Provides assistance Money both to the Wounded and families of killed Journalists

0 Visits: 727 | Tuesday October 31, 2017 - 09:14:04
MOGADISHU, October 31, 2017: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) contributed to medical costs of three Somali journalists who were wounded in the Mogadishu truck bombing on Saturday 14th of October, 2017, as well as to funeral expenses for two killed journalists.

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Somalia: NUSOJ and UNSOM Train in Baidoa 25 Journalists on Freedom of Expression and Human Rights

0 Visits: 474 | Monday October 23, 2017 - 20:45:31
BAIDOA (Horn Observer) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) with the support of United Nations Assistance Mission For Somalia UNSOM particularly the UN Human Rights Protection Section organised two days training for 25 journalists in South West Regional State on freedom of expression and…

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UGANDA: Police quizzes and charges newspaper editors over Presidential Age Limit stories

0 Visits: 733 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 21:23:18
Kampala, 16/ October/2017; Two Ugandan newspaper editors quizzed by the police' Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) over age limit budget stories.

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