Press Releases

Closure of Horyaal24 TV and arrest of its boss heightens fear over press safety in Somaliland

0 Visits: 101 | Sunday September 08, 2019 - 19:10:29
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 08 September, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the closure of Horyaal24 TV and the arrest of the TV's Chairman on Friday 06 September, 2019 and Saturday 07 September, 2019 respectively by Somaliland police in Hargeisa.

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Somalia: Arrest of Jubaland security minister must yield justice for victims

0 Visits: 89 | Monday September 02, 2019 - 19:07:34
2 September 2019, Following the arrest of the security minister of Jubaland in Somalia, Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur, also known as Abdirashid Janan, who is reasonably suspected of criminal responsibility for crimes under international law and other serious human rights violations, including obstructing…

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President Farmajo congratulates the Sovereign Council of Sudan

0 Visits: 156 | Friday August 23, 2019 - 23:05:30
Mogadishu - Somalia: The president of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has hailed the leaders of the Sovereign ruling council of Sudan, political parties, civil society groups and other stakeholders for their historic agreement in the formation of the transition government.

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IFJ delegation highlights the plight of journalists to the Somali Head of State

0 Visits: 206 | Friday August 23, 2019 - 22:51:32
Mogadishu - Somalia - 23 August 2019 - Leaders of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) met yesterday the President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, at Villa Somalia - Somalia's governing house.

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In Security Council briefing, UN envoy highlights achievements and need for cooperation for progress to continue

0 Visits: 131 | Wednesday August 21, 2019 - 19:54:33
New York – In his first briefing to the Security Council, the United Nations envoy to Somalia highlighted the progress the country has made in many areas, while flagging that the window to continue achieving that progress was narrowing without greater cooperation.

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Somalia's International Partners on Jubaland's Electoral Process

0 Visits: 127 | Wednesday August 21, 2019 - 19:49:16
Mogadishu, 21 August 2019 – With a view to promoting stability and preserving unity among the communities of Jubaland, Somalia's international partners (Canada, Ethiopia, European Union, Finland, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States,…

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Somali information ministry: more alignment needed between government and international partners on public awareness programmes

0 Visits: 87 | Wednesday August 21, 2019 - 18:42:02
Mogadishu, – Greater alignment and coordination of communications efforts in Somalia, and the benefits of such cooperation, were among the main points of discussion at a gathering of Somali and international communicators today.

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IFJ, NUSOJ hold national workshop on gender-responsive journalism to inspire equity

0 Visits: 109 | Wednesday August 21, 2019 - 16:20:41
Mogadishu - 21 August 2019: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) yesterday launched a National Workshop on Advancing Gender-Responsive Journalism in Mogadishu in partnership with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and UN Women. A special acknowledgement and appreciation are…

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Somalia: AMISOM wishes Muslims a happy Eid al-Adha

0 Visits: 374 | Sunday August 11, 2019 - 17:34:59
Mogadishu, August 11, 2019: The African Union Mission in Somalia sends its warmest wishes to the people of Somalia, and to all Muslims around the world, who are celebrating the special day of Eid al-Adha.

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Somalia: Two-week Course on Documentary Video Storytelling concludes in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 397 | Saturday August 10, 2019 - 01:50:24
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) in partnership with Somali Digital Media Academy (SODMA) on Thursday 8 August 2019 concluded a two-week course on Documentary Video Storytelling in Mogadishu.

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Somalia: AMISOM and SNA take control of Awdheegle town from Al-Shabaab terrorists

0 Visits: 425 | Wednesday August 07, 2019 - 11:43:07
Mogadishu, 06 August 2019: The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces, working in joint planning and operations with the Somalia Security Forces (SSF) have liberated the town of Awdheegle in the Lower Shebelle region from Al-Shabaab terrorists.

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Somalia: Statement by Ambassador Francisco Madeira on the death of the Mayor of Mogadishu

0 Visits: 439 | Thursday August 01, 2019 - 21:27:17
Mogadishu, 01 August 2019 — I have received with great sadness the news of the passing of Mayor of Mogadishu, H. E. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow). On behalf of all the AMISOM colleagues and on my own behalf, I extend our deep-felt condolences to the bereaved family of the mayor, the population…

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United Nations in Somalia mourns death of Mogadishu Mayor from terrorist attack injures

0 Visits: 437 | Thursday August 01, 2019 - 17:59:57
Mogadishu - The United Nations joins Somalia in mourning the tragic passing of the Governor of Benadir Region and Mayor of Mogadishu Abdirahman Omar Osman, known as Engineer Yarisow, from injuries he sustained in a terrorist attack in Mogadishu last week.

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PRESS RELEASE: Renunciation of US Citizenship by H.E President Farmajo

0 Visits: 160 | Thursday August 01, 2019 - 15:25:45
This is to officially announce that the President of The Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, has relinquished his United States citizenship.

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Somaliland Police arrest four TV Journalists in Hargeisa

0 Visits: 291 | Wednesday July 31, 2019 - 07:05:59
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 30 July, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns in the strongest terms possible the unlawful arrest of four journalists of the privately-owned Eryal TV by Somaliland police in Hargeisa on Tuesday 30 July, 2019.

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Youth engagement vital to advancing peace and political progress in Somalia, says UN envoy

0 Visits: 140 | Tuesday July 30, 2019 - 22:23:29
Mogadishu, 30 July 2019 –The United Nations in Somalia will continue to help young people develop initiatives to ensure their active participation in the country's ongoing political processes – that was the message from the world body's envoy to the country at a gathering of Somali youth…

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CPJ: Unidentified men take Erick Kabendera from Tanzanian home

0 Visits: 246 | Tuesday July 30, 2019 - 07:33:57
Nairobi, July 29, 2019-- The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of investigative reporter Erick Kabendera who was forcefully removed from his home today, and called on Tanzanian police to disclose whether they have him in custody.

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Somalia: Nugal Regional Court frees freelance journalist from Jail in Garowe

0 Visits: 168 | Tuesday July 30, 2019 - 07:23:29
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 29 July, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) welcomes the release of freelance journalist Mohamed Said Yusuf from Garowe Central Prison on Monday 29 July, 2019.

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AU Special Representative to Somalia condemns terrorist attack on Banaadir Regional Administration offices

0 Visits: 202 | Thursday July 25, 2019 - 23:21:50
Mogadishu, 25 July 2019 - The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, has condemned in the strongest possible terms the attack against the Banaadir Regional Administration offices.

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Sudan: IFJ demands release of journalists' union leader seized by military

0 Visits: 310 | Thursday July 25, 2019 - 20:00:20
Brussels, 25th July 2019- The IFJ has backed demands for the immediate release of the head of the Sudanese Journalists Union (SJU) after he was seized by the country's military authorities.


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