Press Freedom

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

0 Visits: 291 | 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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Somalia: A Freelance Cameraman Dies and 4 Other Journalists Wounded After Mogadishu's Suicide Attack

0 Visits: 328 | Monday October 16, 2017 - 19:06:31
Mogadishu: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ is dismayed by the suicide attack targeted to heavily populated KM5 junction in Mogadishu which caused the death and injuries of of many innocent people on Saturday afternoon.

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Somaliland Journalist faces 18 Month jail term over criminal defamation and publishing false news

0 Visits: 243 | Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 08:08:00
Nairobi, October 10, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the conviction and sentencing of Somaliland journalist Mohamed Adan Dirir during a one-day trial held without the journalist's lawyer.

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Cartoonist detained in Equatorial Guinea for weeks without charge

0 Visits: 215 | Saturday October 07, 2017 - 08:26:36
New York, -Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately release cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, whom they have held without charge for weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Somalia: Statement at the House of the People on the Amended Media law

0 Visits: 464 | Monday September 25, 2017 - 22:34:40
MOGADISU (Press release) Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) on Saturday 23 September 2017 presented the amended media law before the House of the People in order for the parliamentarians to take their constitutional…

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Somalia: Media Stakeholders Discuss Somali Media Bill in Mogadishu Forum

0 Visits: 401 | Monday September 25, 2017 - 06:18:16
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Parliamentarians' and media stakeholders' forum was held on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 in Mogadishu, the Somalia's capital, aimed at providing comprehensive inputs for amendment to the Somali Media Bill approved by the Cabinet in July 2017, NUSOJ said.

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Somalia media fraternities with civil society appeal Somali Media Law to be amended properly - NUSOJ

0 Visits: 435 | Monday September 18, 2017 - 22:53:11
MOGADISHU (Press release) The consultative meeting attended by local Somali media organizations, civil society groups, media professionals and lawyers was focused on creating a platform of media professionals to contribute the ongoing media bill in a professional, accurate and comprehensive manner and…

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Somalia: Amsterdam Court Dismisses Dahir Alasow's writ of Summons

1 Visits: 1372 | Thursday September 14, 2017 - 23:51:58
Mogadishu, (Press release) I welcome with approval the Amsterdam court's ruling of dismissing Mr. Dahir Alasow; a Somali national residing at the Netherlands writ of Summons.

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Somali Journalist dies in Mogadishu Hospital after sustaining serious Injuries from Shabab Attack in Central Somalia

0 Visits: 506 | Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 18:20:20
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) Somali Journalist, who was recently wounded at a restaurant attack in the town of Beletweine, died in Mogadishu hospital on Wednesday, NUSOJ said in a press statement.

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Somali Minister of Information meets the Director of Free Press Unlimited in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

0 Visits: 372 | Thursday August 31, 2017 - 17:16:52
NAIROBI, Kenya (Horn Observer) Somali Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism, Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), met the Director of Free Press Press Unlimited Mr Joan Williems and his colleagues on 30 August 2017 in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands.

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Somalia: Somali Journalists Call for the Release of the Imprisoned Cameroonian Journalist Ahmed Abba

0 Visits: 455 | Thursday August 24, 2017 - 22:07:16
GAROWE, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali Journalists joined the global media community in demanding the release of the Cameroonian journalist who was sentenced to 10 years in Prison by a military court in April this year.

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Uganda: Police stones journalists as they cover staff quarters on fire

0 Visits: 402 | Thursday August 24, 2017 - 21:32:56
Kampala; Police Officers at Katwe Police Station have today 24th August 2017 stoned five journalists who were covering staff quarters that had caught fire at the same police station. The journalists who were stoned are Nassaka Joweria (Kingdom TV), Ivan Mbadhi (BBS TV), Rachel Mabala (Daily Monitor)…

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Somali Ministry of Information and Free Press Unlimited discuss freedom of expression

0 Visits: 343 | Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 14:01:07
Mogadishu (press release) H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Toursim of the Federal Government of Somalia today met Mr Jens Kiesheyer, Programes Coordinator for Africa of Free Press Unlimited who visited Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Somalia: Lawmakers Call for the Release of a Somali Man detained by NISA Over unfavorable Comments

0 Visits: 326 | Tuesday August 15, 2017 - 13:06:58
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Somali parliamentarians and civic leaders called upon the Federal Government of Somalia to unconditionally release a Somali man who was detained by the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA).

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Somalia: Journalist is Freed after Spending 6 days in Garowe Jail

0 Visits: 320 | Sunday August 13, 2017 - 08:44:19
GAROWE (Horn Observer) Puntland's Nugaal Region's first grade court freed on Saturday Omar Mohamed aka Omar Dheere on bail, after spending 6 days in jail without charges.

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Somalia: CPJ Demands Immediate Release of a Journalist Detained without charge in Puntland

0 Visits: 273 | Thursday August 10, 2017 - 07:47:39
Nairobi --Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Omar, who works for the news website Horseed Media and the privately owned Somali Cable TV channel, on August 6, 2017, in…

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Somalia: NUSOJ Condemns the Arbitrary Arrest of a Journalist in Garowe, Puntland

0 Visits: 286 | Monday August 07, 2017 - 21:41:18
MOGADISHU: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns – in the strongest terms possible – the arbitrary and detention of a Somali journalist on late Sunday, 6 August, 2017 in Garowe, Puntland.

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Somalia: Prominent Journalist Detained in Puntland Over Critical Reporting

0 Visits: 481 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 23:30:07
GAROWE (Horn Observer) The Puntland police have on late Sunday night arrested Omar Mohamed, a prominent journalist and press freedom advocate in Garowe the capital of Puntland administration, witnesses said.

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Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression During Elections in Kenya

0 Visits: 421 | Saturday August 05, 2017 - 07:15:43
Nairobi, KENYA: Media Industry and Freedom of Expression stakeholders have held a meeting in in Nairobi to review the electoral environment and the state of press freedom and freedom of information ahead of the General Elections due on Tuesday August 8, 2017.

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Somalia: NISA detains a Somali Photographer in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 573 | Saturday July 29, 2017 - 23:12:14
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) arrested a renowned photographer Mukhtar Nuur who is spending the third day in a detention center manned by group, the media watchdog said.

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