Press Freedom

Somalia launches a learning event in #Mogadishu to enhance the collaboration between the Media and Security apparatus

0 Visits: 55 | Tuesday May 23, 2017 - 01:53:27
Mogadishu, 23 May 2017 H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information of the Federal Republic of Somalia emphasized the importance of researches on key issues that matter to the public such as the role on strengthening the collaboration between the media and security apparatus.

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Toward Free and Independent Media, Media Stakeholders Welcome Media Consultative Meeting Launched in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 134 | Saturday May 06, 2017 - 23:20:24
Mogadishu (Horn Observer Online) Somali media stakeholders welcomed a high level Consultative meeting aimed at strengthening of relations and cooperation between the federal level and the state level and private owned media; reviewing of the Media Law, was held in Mogadishu, in an attempt to create…

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Somalia: Rights Priorities for New Government

0 Visits: 171 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 23:06:29
Help At-Risk Civilians, Improve Oversight of Security Forces (Nairobi, May 3, 2017) – Somalia's new government should ensure that the security forces are accountable and improve protection of the most vulnerable people, Human Rights Watch said today in a 10-point report on human rights priorities.…

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Somali journalists are brave people that lost their lives for their country."

0 Visits: 520 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 15:14:30
Mogadishu, 3 May 2017 - The Federal Government of Somalia congratules Somali journalists for their celebration of the International Day for Freedom of Expression 3 May 2017. Somalia is committed and determined to the freedom of expression as enshrined in the article 18 of the provisional constitution.

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NUSOJ welcomes the Minister of Information's gesture to review Media Law

0 Visits: 212 | Saturday April 29, 2017 - 16:55:26
Press release Mogadishu, 29 April 2017 – National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) expressed its compliment to the Minister of Information and Public Awareness, HE. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) who received today Media Leaders at his office in Mogadishu.

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Minister of Information of Somalia re-assures the Media Law will be reviewed

0 Visits: 222 | Saturday April 29, 2017 - 14:13:44
Muqdisho, 29 April 2017 – Minister of Information, H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) has today received Media Leaders at his office in Mogadishu.

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NUSOJ launches annual report on Somalia Press Freedom

0 Visits: 529 | Saturday January 21, 2017 - 15:45:29
Mogadishu - (Horn Observer) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today released its Annual Report on the state of press freedom. The report is the result of extensive and systematic monitoring and documentation of incidents of attacks on journalists and media organizations in Somalia.

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Tanzania police raid popular website's office in effort to learn users' identities

0 Visits: 311 | Friday December 16, 2016 - 10:13:49
Nairobi, (CPJ) - December 16, 2016- Tanzanian security forces should immediately and unconditionally release Maxence Melo, the co-founder of popular online discussion portal Jamii Forum, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the website's office in the capital Dar es Salaam…

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Somalia: Journalist Investigates Corruption Allegation on EU-funded Project, Now His Life is in Danger

0 Visits: 226 | Thursday December 08, 2016 - 18:47:43
GAROWE- On Wednesday, the Media Association of Puntland (MAP) has joined other media watchdogs and press freedom activists to condemn the threatening and beating of a renowned journalist in Puntland in Somalia's Northeastern region after the journalist investigated and filed a story on alleged corruption…

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Media Freedom Under Attack in Somalia: Journalists Live in Fear While Government Promises to Investigate Ring Hollow- HRW

0 Visits: 249 | Sunday October 23, 2016 - 14:24:38
By Laetitia Bader Tuesday was yet another bittersweet day for journalists in Somalia. The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) released Abdi Adan Guled, the editor of Xog-Ogaal, one of the country's oldest newspapers. Abdi had been detained for three days without access to legal counsel…

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International Community Urge the Somalia Government to Protect and Promote Freedom of Expression and Association

0 Visits: 201 | Friday October 21, 2016 - 19:53:18
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) The United States of America, United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Denmark, Ethiopia, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and United Kingdom urge the Federal Government of Somalia to promote and protect the universally recognized…

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SIMHA and NUSOJ demand release of AlJazeera Journalist

0 Visits: 204 | Wednesday October 19, 2016 - 19:22:56
Mogadishu (Dalsan Radio/Horn Observer) Somali Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) and National Union for Somali Journalist (NUSOJ) have called for the immediate release of detained AlJazeera Journalist.

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NUSOJ Welcomes the release of Xog-ogaal Editor

0 Visits: 334 | Tuesday October 18, 2016 - 22:40:59
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes with joy the release of the Xog-Ogaal Editor, Abdi Aden Guled by the Somali government on Tuesday October 18, 2016, around 8:30 PM local time.

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NISA detains a newspaper editor and shut down the office of Xog Ogaal paper in Mogadishu, NUSOJ Says

0 Visits: 366 | Sunday October 16, 2016 - 16:20:33
Mogadishu, July 15, 2014 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the arrest of the editor in chief of Xog Ogaal newspaper Mr Abdi Aden Guuleed (Caanogeel) and the shut down of main office of the paper in Mogadishu on Saturday evening 15th October 2016.

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The United States Strongly Condemns the Assassination of Somali Journalist

0 Visits: 271 | Thursday September 29, 2016 - 13:08:14
The United States strongly condemns the September 27 assassination of Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali in Mogadishu. Mr. Ali worked for Radio Shabelle and Shabelle Media Network.

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Somali Journalists Union welcomes the UN report urging Somalia to ensure freedom of expression

0 Visits: 329 | Monday September 05, 2016 - 18:28:57
Mogadishu- SOMALIA: The National Union of Somali Journalists NUSOJ welcomes the joint report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) focusing on the right to freedom of opinion and expression in Somalia…

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Puntland: Minister of Information restricts free speech, harasses and threatens journalists

0 Visits: 448 | Saturday July 23, 2016 - 11:48:46
Puntland's Minister of Information Mohamud Hassan So'ade should stop trying to muzzle and intimidate the press through death threats, undue legal restrictions and his Ministry's interference in the registration and accreditation of journalists, said DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa…

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Media Under Fire in Puntland Regions of Somalia, MAP says Files Lawsuit Against Info Minister

0 Visits: 398 | Monday July 11, 2016 - 20:01:55
Garowe, Puntland Somalia July 11, 2016: Media Association of Puntland (MAP)has accused Minister Mohamud So'ade of endangering Public interests, death threats to Journalists with a continued crackdown on the Puntland independent media ahead of Somalia's national elections.

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Somalia: Journalists Under Attack - HRW

0 Visits: 418 | Tuesday May 03, 2016 - 19:11:41
(Nairobi, May 3, 2016) – Both the Somali government and the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab are using abusive tactics to sway media coverage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on World Press Freedom Day. The government should act decisively to end intimidation and violence against…

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In Somaliland, authorities order newspaper to close down

0 Visits: 382 | Friday April 01, 2016 - 00:39:02
Nairobi, -The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland to reopen the daily Codka Shacabka (The Voice of the People). The attorney general's office issued an order March 24 for the privately owned paper to immediately cease publication, according…

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