Human Rights

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

0 Visits: 206 | 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: Tension Rises in the Town of Belet Hawo Over the Murder of 4 Prisoners

0 Visits: 279 | Wednesday July 26, 2017 - 00:38:57
BELET-HAWO (Horn Observer) The tension of the town of Belet Hawo has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours over the murder of four suspects who were killed without court orders, leading to the arrest of the administration officials.

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Somalia: 40 Somali Journalists Receive Child Rights Training in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 299 | Monday July 24, 2017 - 23:18:36
MOGADISHU, (Horn Observer) 40 Somali journalists from 20 media stations received three day seminar on Child Right in Mogadishu, in attempt to boost the capacity of the local journalists, Somalia's journalists Union said.

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Somalia: NUSOJ and UNICEF Train Journalists on Child Rights

0 Visits: 428 | Saturday July 22, 2017 - 20:24:21
MOGADISHU, July 22 (Horn Observer) The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) on Saturday launched a 3 day long training on Child rights in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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

0 Visits: 321 | 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: Woman injured by shrapnel from Al-Shabaab planted IED is recuperating in hospital - Statement

0 Visits: 231 | Sunday July 16, 2017 - 14:50:42
Mogadishu, 16 July 2017 - The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) would like to repudiate allegations by a local media organization, which claimed that its convoy killed a woman in Albao area, 20kms northwest of Mogadishu, on July 9, 2017. In the interest of the people of Somalia, AMISOM would…

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

1 Visits: 416 | 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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Puntland Authorities Arrest Journalist for Critisizing the Administration

0 Visits: 204 | Saturday July 08, 2017 - 23:30:34
GAROWE (Horn Observer) Puntland authorities arrested an online journalist for critisizing the Puntland government, in an attempt to muscle the media freedoms in the regions, officials said.

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

0 Visits: 130 | 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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NRC: New displacement figures: 65.6 million people forced to flee

0 Visits: 180 | Monday June 19, 2017 - 15:00:59
Uganda received the largest number of new refugees last year, more than half a million people, according to a statement releaased by the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

0 Visits: 224 | Monday June 19, 2017 - 11:18:39
Rich countries are failing in their obligation to help Uganda support thousands of refugees fleeing death, rape and other human rights violations in South Sudan, said Amnesty International in a damning report launched ahead of a high-level donor summit in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

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Sudan: End the miscarriage of justice against Dr Mudawi and his colleague

0 Visits: 201 | Wednesday June 14, 2017 - 12:15:39
The Sudanese authorities must immediately release prominent human rights defender Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam and his colleague Hafiz Idris Eldoma, and halt its misguided assault on dissenting voices in the country, said Amnesty International as their trial begins in the capital Khartoum today.

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AMISOM dismisses International Refugee Rights Initiative research findings as highly flawed

0 Visits: 175 | Tuesday June 06, 2017 - 21:11:39
Mogadishu- (Horn Observer Online) The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) dismisses as highly flawed, a research report on Somali perspectives on AMISOM published by the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) titled 'They Say They Are Not Here To Protect Us', published on 31 May…

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Tens of thousands of women and children are fleeing from South Sudan to Sudan

0 Visits: 201 | Tuesday May 30, 2017 - 17:56:45
Nairobi/Geneva (Horn Observer Online) – Tens of thousands of South Sudanese women and children have crossed the border into Sudan since the beginning of the year, fleeing violence and the looming threat of famine.

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Toward Free and Independent Media, Media Stakeholders Welcome Media Consultative Meeting Launched in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 238 | 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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Somalia: Rights Priorities for New Government

0 Visits: 273 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 23:06:29
Help At-Risk Civilians, Improve Oversight of Security Forces (Nairobi, May 3, 2017) – Somalia's new government should ensure that the security forces are accountable and improve protection of the most vulnerable people, Human Rights Watch said today in a 10-point report on human rights priorities.…

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NUSOJ launches annual report on Somalia Press Freedom

0 Visits: 616 | Saturday January 21, 2017 - 15:45:29
Mogadishu - (Horn Observer) The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today released its Annual Report on the state of press freedom. The report is the result of extensive and systematic monitoring and documentation of incidents of attacks on journalists and media organizations in Somalia.

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Clashes in Galkayo, Somalia Harm Civilians

0 Visits: 327 | Tuesday October 25, 2016 - 16:30:57
Laetitia Bader "We can't afford to keep fleeing," said "Halima," a 35-year-old mother of four who recently fled fighting in the contested town of Galkayo in central Somalia. "Those fighting might have big houses to hide in, but we live in tents and the bullets can easily reach…

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NUSOJ Welcomes the release of Xog-ogaal Editor

0 Visits: 414 | Tuesday October 18, 2016 - 22:40:59
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes with joy the release of the Xog-Ogaal Editor, Abdi Aden Guled by the Somali government on Tuesday October 18, 2016, around 8:30 PM local time.

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NISA detains a newspaper editor and shut down the office of Xog Ogaal paper in Mogadishu, NUSOJ Says

0 Visits: 456 | Sunday October 16, 2016 - 16:20:33
Mogadishu, July 15, 2014 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the arrest of the editor in chief of Xog Ogaal newspaper Mr Abdi Aden Guuleed (Caanogeel) and the shut down of main office of the paper in Mogadishu on Saturday evening 15th October 2016.

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