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Council of Ministers Approve Slight Changes in Somalia Media Law

0 Visits: 420 | 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: 604 | 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: 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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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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Somali Journalists Union Condemns Arbitrary arrest against Online Journalist in Puntland

0 Visits: 217 | 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: 180 | 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: 179 | 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: 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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Somali journalists are brave people that lost their lives for their country."

0 Visits: 769 | Wednesday May 03, 2017 - 15:14:30
Mogadishu, 3 May 2017 - The Federal Government of Somalia congratules Somali journalists for their celebration of the International Day for Freedom of Expression 3 May 2017. Somalia is committed and determined to the freedom of expression as enshrined in the article 18 of the provisional constitution.

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NUSOJ welcomes the Minister of Information's gesture to review Media Law

0 Visits: 302 | Saturday April 29, 2017 - 16:55:26
Press release Mogadishu, 29 April 2017 – National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) expressed its compliment to the Minister of Information and Public Awareness, HE. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) who received today Media Leaders at his office in Mogadishu.

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Minister of Information of Somalia re-assures the Media Law will be reviewed

0 Visits: 334 | Saturday April 29, 2017 - 14:13:44
Muqdisho, 29 April 2017 – Minister of Information, H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) has today received Media Leaders at his office in Mogadishu.

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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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Tanzania police raid popular website's office in effort to learn users' identities

0 Visits: 408 | Friday December 16, 2016 - 10:13:49
Nairobi, (CPJ) - December 16, 2016- Tanzanian security forces should immediately and unconditionally release Maxence Melo, the co-founder of popular online discussion portal Jamii Forum, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the website's office in the capital Dar es Salaam…

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Somalia: Journalist Investigates Corruption Allegation on EU-funded Project, Now His Life is in Danger

0 Visits: 288 | Thursday December 08, 2016 - 18:47:43
GAROWE- On Wednesday, the Media Association of Puntland (MAP) has joined other media watchdogs and press freedom activists to condemn the threatening and beating of a renowned journalist in Puntland in Somalia's Northeastern region after the journalist investigated and filed a story on alleged corruption…

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Media Freedom Under Attack in Somalia: Journalists Live in Fear While Government Promises to Investigate Ring Hollow- HRW

0 Visits: 312 | Sunday October 23, 2016 - 14:24:38
By Laetitia Bader Tuesday was yet another bittersweet day for journalists in Somalia. The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) released Abdi Adan Guled, the editor of Xog-Ogaal, one of the country's oldest newspapers. Abdi had been detained for three days without access to legal counsel…

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International Community Urge the Somalia Government to Protect and Promote Freedom of Expression and Association

0 Visits: 264 | Friday October 21, 2016 - 19:53:18
Mogadishu (Horn Observer) The United States of America, United Nations, African Union, European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Denmark, Ethiopia, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and United Kingdom urge the Federal Government of Somalia to promote and protect the universally recognized…

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SIMHA and NUSOJ demand release of AlJazeera Journalist

0 Visits: 268 | Wednesday October 19, 2016 - 19:22:56
Mogadishu (Dalsan Radio/Horn Observer) Somali Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) and National Union for Somali Journalist (NUSOJ) have called for the immediate release of detained AlJazeera Journalist.

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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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