Press Freedom

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

0 Visits: 78 | 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: 267 | 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: 233 | 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: 220 | 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: 197 | 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: 381 | 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: 316 | 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: 496 | 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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CPJ Calls on the South Sudan authorities to unblock Websites of four media Outlets

0 Visits: 179 | Friday July 21, 2017 - 00:59:42
New York (Press Release) — South Sudanese authorities should immediately unblock the websites of at least four media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

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Ministry of Information of Somalia Responds to Criticism of the New Media Law Review- Statement

0 Visits: 254 | Wednesday July 19, 2017 - 08:43:32
Mogadishu, (Press release) H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism is aware of criticism by some individuals of the new media law that was recently passed by the cabinet. A number of these concerns have been addressed directly, but as the complainant…

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Somalia: Puntland Court Freed Online Journalist Jailed for 14 Days Without Charges

0 Visits: 285 | Sunday July 16, 2017 - 20:57:21
GAROWE, Somalia, July 16 (Horn Observer) A first Grade Court of Nugal region has on Sunday ordered the release of an online journalist, who was jailed for 14 days without charges.

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Somalia Media Watchdogs say Cabinet passes flawed Media bill after so-called Review

0 Visits: 623 | Sunday July 16, 2017 - 11:42:47
MOGADISHU, Somalia: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and affiliate media organizations including Somali Media Association (SOMA), Media Association of Puntland (MAP), Somali Independent Media Houses (SIMHA), and Somali Women Journalists (SWJ) are dismayed about the endorsement of what…

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Council of Ministers Approve Slight Changes in Somalia Media Law

0 Visits: 376 | Thursday July 13, 2017 - 21:35:21
KISMAYO, JULY 13 (Horn Observer) - The Cabinet has on Thursday approved the Somali Media law in their historic meeting in the town of Kismayo, the regional capital of Jubbaland Administration, officials said.

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Somalia: Goobjoog Reporter is Freed after Spending 3 days in Somaliland Jail

0 Visits: 515 | Tuesday July 11, 2017 - 10:39:01
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somaliland Authorities released Goobjoog reporter on Tuesday, after the journalist spent more than 3 days in jail, Goobjoog radio reported.

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Rights Groups demand the Release of a Journalist Detained in Hargeysa - Somaliland

1 Visits: 301 | Sunday July 09, 2017 - 08:18:20
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Rights groups demanded from the Somaliland authorities to release a journalist working for the Goobjoog Media who was detained by the Somaliland police at the Hargeysa airport on Saturday, Somalia's goobjoog media reports

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Kenya seeks to restrict political commentary on social media ahead of elections, CPJ says

0 Visits: 96 | Thursday July 06, 2017 - 22:58:31
NAIROBI (Horn Observer) — Kenyan authorities should ensure that proposed social media guidelines do not prevent journalists from reporting critically or close the space for public debate ahead of general elections due to take place August 8, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement.

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Somali Journalists Union Condemns Arbitrary arrest against Online Journalist in Puntland

0 Visits: 173 | Thursday July 06, 2017 - 22:52:39
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns – in the strongest terms possible – the arbitrary and detention of a Somali journalist on Sunday, 2 July, 2017 in Garowe, Puntland, the union said in a statement

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Somalia Ministry of Information Submits Media Law to the Cabinet for approval following a review process

0 Visits: 157 | Tuesday June 27, 2017 - 19:41:23
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer Online) Somalia Ministry of Information has forwarded the Media law to the council of the ministers for review, the Ministry said in a statement.

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

0 Visits: 168 | 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: 220 | 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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