Press Freedom

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

0 Visits: 161 | 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: 349 | 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: 375 | 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: 137 | 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: 396 | 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: 415 | 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: 375 | 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: 617 | 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: 496 | 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: 361 | 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: 278 | 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: 525 | 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: 481 | 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: 496 | 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: 1455 | 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: 559 | 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: 418 | 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: 500 | 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: 471 | 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: 424 | 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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