Press Releases

Somali Journalists in Kismayo gather to pay tribute to the fallen colleagues

0 Visits: 59 | Thursday July 18, 2019 - 00:31:33
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 17 July, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) expresses solidarity and stands firmly with fellow journalists in Kismayo who on Tuesday 16 July, 2019 held prayer meeting for the late two TV journalists: Mohamed Omar Sahal and Hodan Naleyeh, who were killed in Kismayo Hotel…

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African Union condemns terrorist attack on Somalia

0 Visits: 75 | Wednesday July 17, 2019 - 15:56:13
Addis Ababa, 16 July 2019: The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 858th meeting, held on 16 July 2019, agreed on the following with regard to the situation in Somalia:

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Somalia: SRSG Swan reaffirms UN's solidarity in the aftermath of Kismayo terror attack

0 Visits: 101 | Monday July 15, 2019 - 20:43:56
Kismayo, 15 July 2019 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, James Swan, today visited the city of Kismayo, the interim capital of Jubaland, in the aftermath of the terrorist attack that reportedly claimed the lives of at least 26 people and injured 56.

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Somalia: Puntland police arrest freelance journalist over critical interview in Garowe

0 Visits: 119 | Sunday July 14, 2019 - 22:03:59
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 14 July, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the arbitrary arrest of freelance journalist Mohamed Said Yusuf by Puntland police in Garowe on Saturday evening 13 July, 2019 over critical interview and calls for Puntland authorities to immediately and unconditionally…

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AU Special Representative to Somalia condemns terrorist attack in Kismayo

0 Visits: 113 | Saturday July 13, 2019 - 14:23:42
Mogadishu, 13 July 2019 - The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a hotel in Kismayo, southern Somalia, in which dozens of innocent people were killed and wounded.

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Somalia: Mayor of Mogadishu " The Handball tournament is a competition that would foster integration and social bonding"

0 Visits: 153 | Thursday July 11, 2019 - 01:12:04
Mogadishu, 11 July 2019—The mayor of Mogadishu who is also the Governor of Banadir Region has graced the start of the inter-district Handball competition at the Wiish Stadium in Mogadishu.

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Acting PS of the Somalia Ministry of Foreign Affairs receives a copy of the credentials of the new Russian Ambassador

0 Visits: 152 | Wednesday July 10, 2019 - 12:45:00
Mogadishu, July 10 , 2019 - The Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Adv. Hersi Haji Olosow , received on Wednesday at his office in the ministry a copy of the credentials of the new Ambassador of the Russian Federation, HE Mr. Mikhail Golovanov.

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Somalia: Mogadishu Mayor begins a campaign to strengthen social cohesion through sports and community engagement for displacement-affected communities.

0 Visits: 135 | Monday July 08, 2019 - 21:26:23
MOGADISHU: 08 July, 2019– Yesterday, Mogadishu Mayor, H.E. Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) sat and listened to displacement affected families express their hopes and aspirations to finding durable solutions to their protracted displacement in Mogadishu. This first of many consultations took…

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Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) outraged by the new oppressive media bill passed by the Parliament

0 Visits: 104 | Monday July 08, 2019 - 20:47:11
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 8 July, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate is outraged by the draconian and preventive media bill (as amended) passed by Somalia's Lower House parliament on Monday, 8 July, 2019 and calls for the Upper House to fully review and open consultations with journalists and media…

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Somalia: SRSG Swan visits Puntland capital

0 Visits: 92 | Monday July 08, 2019 - 20:15:56
Garowe, 8 July 2019 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, James Swan, visited the Puntland capital of Garowe today and met with the Federal Member State's President Said Abdullahi Deni and members of his cabinet.

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Somali Journalists Syndicate protests against the unfair and unjust 3.5 year jail term for journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon in Somaliland

0 Visits: 85 | Monday July 08, 2019 - 16:17:11
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 8 July, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) protests the unfair and politically motivated court decision against journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon on Monday 8 June, 2019, after a court in Somaliland handed down the journalist three and half years jail term and calls for the…

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Somalia: Leading international partners welcome ongoing dialogue in Galmudug state

0 Visits: 166 | Thursday July 04, 2019 - 11:41:56
Mogadishu, 3 July 2019 – France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the European Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations,…

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Somalia: SJS condemns assault, threats and harassment against CGTN TV correspondent in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 142 | Tuesday July 02, 2019 - 23:57:23
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 2 July, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the physical assault and threats against TV journalist Abdulaziz Billow Ali and his cameraman Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed by an official from the Somali Prime Minister's Office on eve of July 1st, 2019 in Mogadishu.

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UN Special Representative James Swan congratulates Somalia on Fifty-Ninth Anniversary of Independence

0 Visits: 116 | Monday July 01, 2019 - 09:12:25
Mogadishu, 1 July 2019 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, James Swan, congratulates the people and government of Somalia on the 59th anniversary of their country's independence.

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SJS condemns assault against a radio journalist by a security officer in Mogadishu, calls for proper investigation

0 Visits: 137 | Wednesday June 26, 2019 - 20:39:23
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 26 June, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls for an urgent investigation into the acts of beating, punching and kicking journalist Abdulkadir Ahmed Mohamed (alias Mo'alim) who works for Radio Voice of Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by a security officer in…

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Somaliland's Marodi Jeh court should drop charges against journalist Oldon- SJS calls

0 Visits: 132 | Wednesday June 26, 2019 - 15:14:25
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 26 June, 2029 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is gravely concerned by unfounded and unjustified charges brought by Somaliland prosecutor before the Hargeisa-based Marodi Jeh Regional Court against journalist and social media activist Abdimalik Muse Oldon who was arrested on…

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SOMALIA: President Farmaajo receives credentials from Austrian and Canadian Ambassadors

0 Visits: 154 | Wednesday June 26, 2019 - 11:27:51
Mogadishu, SOMALIA: President of Federal Republic of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has received credentials from the newly appointed Ambassadors of Republic of Austria and Canada to Somalia during an official ceremony held at the State House.

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Somalia: SJS Congress concludes in Mogadishu with a call to defending Press freedom and Trade Union rights

0 Visits: 139 | Monday June 24, 2019 - 10:43:12
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 23 June, 2019 – A two-day congress of the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) which was held at Hayat hotel in Mogadishu between 21-22 June 2019, concluded with a launching ceremony on Saturday with a call to defending press freedom and trade union rights.

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Two-Day SJS Founding Congress kicks off in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 145 | Saturday June 22, 2019 - 09:21:39
PRESS STATEMENT MOGADISHU, Somalia, 21 June, 2019 – Founding members of the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) gathered in Mogadishu for a two-day General Congress, vote for the Constitution, approve strategic action plan for 2019 – 2022, the budget and elect the office bearers.

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JOINT STATEMENT: FCAEA and SJS jointly condemn the recent harassment of Journalists in Somalia

0 Visits: 160 | Wednesday June 19, 2019 - 14:35:51
(19 JUNE 2019 - NAIROBI, Kenya/MOGADISHU, Somalia) The Foreign Correspondents' Association of East Africa (FCAEA) and Somali Journalists Syndicate condemn the recent harassment of journalists in Somalia.

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