Press Freedom

CPJ: Somaliland journalist detained without charge

0 Visits: 157 | 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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Somalia: Journalists Beaten, Harassed and arrested in Galkacyo During Somali President Visit

0 Visits: 998 | 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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Somalia: Journalist Abdishakur Shaashaa released from custody in Jowhar with the help of NUSOJ

0 Visits: 304 | Monday January 08, 2018 - 18:57:34
Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed known as Shaashaa the Director of Radio City FM in Jowhar and RTN reporter was released from custody after 12 days of detention at the Police Station in Jowhar.

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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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Somalia Police say "Journalist in Jowhar not arrested in Media related issues

0 Visits: 373 | Saturday January 06, 2018 - 17:11:45
JOWHAR (Horn Observer) The regional police division of Middle Shabelle region, Col. Aadan Yarow Hussein speaks on the arrest of Abdishakur Abdullahi Shaashaa for the first time in a press conference held at Jowhar Police station.

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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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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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CPJ: Somaliland journalists detained, accused of "false news"

0 Visits: 449 | Thursday December 21, 2017 - 09:58:39
Nairobi - Somaliland authorities should immediately release Ahmed Sa'ed and Abdirahman Mohamed Ege, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on December 18 arrested the Somali journalists on allegations of publishing false news about the mayor of Berbera, a port city in the semi-autonomous…

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Somalia: NUSOJ and UNSOM Train 25 Somali Journalists in Garowe, Puntland

0 Visits: 343 | Tuesday December 19, 2017 - 18:29:22
Garowe, December 19, 2017: Attendance Certificates were awarded to 25 journalists who completed a two-day training on Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Safety of journalists held in Garowe ,the capital city of Puntland from 17– 18 Dec 2017, the second of series of training planned to be implemented…

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A Somali Journalist who served Over 3 year Jail term in Ethiopian Prison is freed

0 Visits: 332 | Saturday December 16, 2017 - 18:55:58
ADDIS ABABA (Horn Observer) The Ethiopian government released on Friday a Somali Journalist Mohamed Aweys Mudey after serving more than three year jail term under Ethiopia's anti-terror law, Somali officials and relatives said.

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NUSOJ and UNSOM Conduct Workshop on Conflict-Sensitive Reporting and Safety in Adado, Galmudug, Somalia

0 Visits: 325 | Wednesday December 13, 2017 - 16:54:41
ADADO-Galmudug: National Union of Somali Journalists supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has embarked on a countrywide series of training workshops for local journalists on Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Safety of Journalists.

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

0 Visits: 569 | 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: 443 | 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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