Press Freedom

Somalia: Prominent Journalist Detained in Puntland Over Critical Reporting

0 Visits: 525 | Sunday August 06, 2017 - 23:30:07
GAROWE (Horn Observer) The Puntland police have on late Sunday night arrested Omar Mohamed, a prominent journalist and press freedom advocate in Garowe the capital of Puntland administration, witnesses said.

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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: NISA detains a Somali Photographer in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 605 | Saturday July 29, 2017 - 23:12:14
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) arrested a renowned photographer Mukhtar Nuur who is spending the third day in a detention center manned by group, the media watchdog said.

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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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Ministry of Information of Somalia Responds to Criticism of the New Media Law Review- Statement

0 Visits: 387 | Wednesday July 19, 2017 - 08:43:32
Mogadishu, (Press release) H.E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism is aware of criticism by some individuals of the new media law that was recently passed by the cabinet. A number of these concerns have been addressed directly, but as the complainant…

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

0 Visits: 368 | 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 Media Watchdogs say Cabinet passes flawed Media bill after so-called Review

0 Visits: 724 | Sunday July 16, 2017 - 11:42:47
MOGADISHU, Somalia: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and affiliate media organizations including Somali Media Association (SOMA), Media Association of Puntland (MAP), Somali Independent Media Houses (SIMHA), and Somali Women Journalists (SWJ) are dismayed about the endorsement of what…

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Council of Ministers Approve Slight Changes in Somalia Media Law

0 Visits: 459 | 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: 674 | 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: 577 | 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: 182 | 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: 255 | 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: 217 | 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: 212 | 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: 262 | 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: 301 | 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: 844 | 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: 331 | 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: 368 | 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: 635 | 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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