Press Freedom

The United States Strongly Condemns the Assassination of Somali Journalist

0 Visits: 339 | Thursday September 29, 2016 - 13:08:14
The United States strongly condemns the September 27 assassination of Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali in Mogadishu. Mr. Ali worked for Radio Shabelle and Shabelle Media Network.

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Somali Journalists Union welcomes the UN report urging Somalia to ensure freedom of expression

0 Visits: 415 | Monday September 05, 2016 - 18:28:57
Mogadishu- SOMALIA: The National Union of Somali Journalists NUSOJ welcomes the joint report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) focusing on the right to freedom of opinion and expression in Somalia…

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Puntland: Minister of Information restricts free speech, harasses and threatens journalists

0 Visits: 516 | Saturday July 23, 2016 - 11:48:46
Puntland's Minister of Information Mohamud Hassan So'ade should stop trying to muzzle and intimidate the press through death threats, undue legal restrictions and his Ministry's interference in the registration and accreditation of journalists, said DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa…

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Media Under Fire in Puntland Regions of Somalia, MAP says Files Lawsuit Against Info Minister

0 Visits: 479 | Monday July 11, 2016 - 20:01:55
Garowe, Puntland Somalia July 11, 2016: Media Association of Puntland (MAP)has accused Minister Mohamud So'ade of endangering Public interests, death threats to Journalists with a continued crackdown on the Puntland independent media ahead of Somalia's national elections.

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Somalia: Journalists Under Attack - HRW

0 Visits: 495 | Tuesday May 03, 2016 - 19:11:41
(Nairobi, May 3, 2016) – Both the Somali government and the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab are using abusive tactics to sway media coverage, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on World Press Freedom Day. The government should act decisively to end intimidation and violence against…

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In Somaliland, authorities order newspaper to close down

0 Visits: 456 | Friday April 01, 2016 - 00:39:02
Nairobi, -The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland to reopen the daily Codka Shacabka (The Voice of the People). The attorney general's office issued an order March 24 for the privately owned paper to immediately cease publication, according…

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President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud cuts short Djibouti visit to address security matters in capital, postpones Sweden visit

0 Visits: 274 | Monday February 29, 2016 - 17:45:02
Mogadishu, 29 February 2016: The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, cut short his participation in the Troop Contributing Countries meeting being held in Djibouti yesterday to urgently review security incidents that occurred in Mogadishu and Baidoa in the last week.…

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Uganda blocks social media, Arrests Opposition Leader

0 Visits: 382 | Thursday February 18, 2016 - 21:57:21
Kampala - (Horn Observer) Ugandan police arrested on Thursday an opposition leader in Kampala and blocked social media platforms as the country wraps up voting for the presidential election, news reports said.

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Southwest Journalists Association and Media Community in Southwest Back NUSOJ and its Leadership in Seeking for Justice against High Court

0 Visits: 443 | Wednesday February 17, 2016 - 00:43:38
Baidoa, Somalia; 15 February, 2016 South West Journalists Association, Baidoa Media Cooperation, Warsan Media Network and Dalsan Radio Station in Baidoa Branch, the independent media and journalist in South West stand firmly in solidarity and show support (NUSOJ) National Union of Somali Journalist…

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Supreme Court ruling over ''NUSOJ leadership'' is a deliberate stab to the nation's media fraternity and offers impunity to spoilers, warns MAP

0 Visits: 351 | Thursday February 11, 2016 - 19:46:35
Garowe, Puntland Somalia, FEB 11TH 2016– The Media Association of Puntland - MAP robustly condemns the appalling verdict announced on Feb 10th 2016 by the Somali Supreme Court over the ''leadership'' of the National union of the Somali journalist (NUSOJ) in favor of Omar Faruk.

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NUSOJ Condemns Acts of Threats and Intimidation Against Union officials in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 1088 | Wednesday February 10, 2016 - 01:09:45
Mogadishu, February 10, 2016 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns the act of threats and intimidations against the Union leaders, amid Somali media stakeholders continue their solidarity protests against the recent Somali high court decision.

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Somali Media fraternity Stage Country wide Protest Against Somali High Court Verdict,

0 Visits: 755 | Tuesday February 09, 2016 - 21:17:18
Mogadishu - At least 100 Reporters, Editors and Media Directors have staged public protest against the recent High court verdict against their union (NUSOJ) in Mogadishu on Monday to show and stand with solidarity, saying the verdict goes against the constitution and hinting irregularities in the that…

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Tanzania imposes permanent ban on weekly newspaper

0 Visits: 267 | Friday January 22, 2016 - 18:56:53
By: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

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Dispatches: Somalia Should Make Concrete Pledges at Rights Council

0 Visits: 257 | Thursday January 21, 2016 - 17:17:19
By Laetitia Bader Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, a passionate Somali journalist, was sentenced in February 2013 to one year in prison. His crime? Interviewing a woman alleging rape by government security forces. The woman was also convicted of "tarnishing" state institutions. Both were eventually…

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Somali Government orders the suspension of 35 Somali news websites Over allegations of Ethics

0 Visits: 249 | Saturday January 02, 2016 - 19:21:02
Mogadishu – Official letter from Somali attorney general office that was addressed both to the ministry of information and the ministry of posts and telecommunication to immediately suspend over 35 Somali news websites in the country, pending investigations.

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NUSOJ Applauds the Passage of the Press Law by the Somali Parliament

0 Visits: 271 | Saturday January 02, 2016 - 17:31:53
Mogadishu – The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today welcomed the passage Media Bill by the Federal Parliament of Somalia and the called the endorsement "landmark achievement for the Somali media".

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