Press Releases

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

0 Visits: 510 | 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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Ethiopian Prime Minister meets Somali PM in New York

0 Visits: 641 | Sunday September 24, 2017 - 04:15:29
New York - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held bilateral talks with Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Thursday on the side line of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, officials said

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FULL TRANSCRIPT: Somali PM Addresses the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly 

0 Visits: 564 | Saturday September 23, 2017 - 22:08:56
Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim  Mr. President

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

0 Visits: 475 | 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: 1430 | 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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Statement from the United States Mission to Somalia on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

0 Visits: 454 | Thursday August 31, 2017 - 22:15:04
NAIROBI, Kenya: The United States Mission to Somalia sends Eid Message to the Somalis everywhere in the world on the occasion of the Eid Al-Adha, the mission said in a statement.

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

0 Visits: 455 | 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: 399 | 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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Information Minister of Somalia Attends Dinner Party Hosted For A Group Of 27 Chinese Tourists

0 Visits: 258 | Saturday August 19, 2017 - 02:11:56
Mogadishu, Somalia's Information Minister, Culture and Tourism, Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) has attended a dinner party hosted for a group of 27 Chinese tourists who have been touring the capital city of Mogadishu in the past few days.

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

0 Visits: 296 | 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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Up to 50 Immigrants from Somalia and Ethiopia deliberately Drowned by Smugglers off Yemen - UN

0 Visits: 456 | Wednesday August 09, 2017 - 23:49:24
ADEN – Early Wednesday morning, a human smuggler, in charge of the boat, forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the pitching sea as they approached the coast of Shabwa, a Yemeni Governorate along the Arabian Sea. The migrants had been hoping to reach countries in the Gulf via war-torn…

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Somalia Minister of Information Meets with Representatives from the Disability Group

0 Visits: 211 | Tuesday August 08, 2017 - 22:13:02
Mogadishu (press release) HE Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Toursim today met representatives of the Disability Group to discuss best ways to promoting and raising public awareness to the public on the plight of disability people.

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

0 Visits: 324 | 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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Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression During Elections in Kenya

0 Visits: 470 | 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: Aftermath of the Fiber-cut and Internet Outage

0 Visits: 594 | Thursday August 03, 2017 - 10:18:59
MOGADISHU (Press release) The Minister of Post, Telecommunication and Technology (MPTT) hosted a consultation meeting in Mogadishu to discuss the impact of the recent fiber-cut that cut off Internet access to South and Central Somalia. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the impact of the outage,…

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ICRC: Mobile teams deliver health for Somalis "far, far away"

0 Visits: 315 | Saturday July 29, 2017 - 09:58:05
The families seemed to appear out of nowhere. Death and disease stalk the rural residents in this remote and lonely village, giving this drought-hit region a quiet, ghost-like feel.

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Somalia: Al-Shabab Forces Burn Villages, Abduct Civilians and Stole Livestock- HRW

0 Visits: 248 | Thursday July 27, 2017 - 21:26:22
Nairobi (Horn Observer) The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab burned numerous homes in raids on villages in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region in late May 2017, Human Rights Watch said today based on witness accounts and satellite imagery analysis. Al-Shabab fighters abducted civilians, stole livestock,…

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Somalia Government conducted Community Dialogue with Somali Citizens

0 Visits: 391 | Wednesday July 26, 2017 - 19:48:20
MOGADISHU,- The Federal Government of Somalia has conducted a successful community dialogue with hundreds of Somali Youth, University Students, Women, Elders and members from IDPS.

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Somali Government denies claims made in the Indian Ocean Newsletter

0 Visits: 374 | Sunday July 23, 2017 - 20:16:12
Mogadishu, (press release)- The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) denies claims made in the Indian Ocean Newsletter issue 1455 (dated 21 July 2017) and published by www.africaintelligence.com.

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CPJ Calls on the South Sudan authorities to unblock Websites of four media Outlets

0 Visits: 290 | 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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