Human Rights

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

0 Visits: 97 | 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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

'There is much more to do' - UN independent expert on human rights in Somalia

0 Visits: 138 | Saturday July 27, 2019 - 10:02:52
Mogadishu, – Despite "considerable progress" in its political, economic, social and human rights situation over the past six years, "there is much more to do" in Somalia, a United Nations expert said today, while calling on the international community and Somali authorities for greater…

Read More »

AU Special Representative assures of AMISOM's strict adherence to International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

0 Visits: 103 | Thursday July 25, 2019 - 09:25:53
Mogadishu - July 24th, 2019:  The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, has assured the Independent Expert on the Human Rights Situation in Somalia Mr. Bahame Tom Mukirya Nyanduga that AMISOM continues to conduct…

Read More »

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

0 Visits: 230 | 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…

Read More »

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

0 Visits: 166 | 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…

Read More »

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

0 Visits: 225 | 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.

Read More »

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

0 Visits: 213 | 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.

Read More »

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

0 Visits: 213 | 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.

Read More »

Somali police assault, fire live ammunition at journalists and deny access to blast site in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 185 | Sunday June 16, 2019 - 09:32:19
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 15 June, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) strongly condemns the police assault, firing live ammunition at journalists and denial of access, after a group of journalists went to report following a car bombing at Sayidka Junction near the Parliament Building in Mogadishu…

Read More »

Somali military soldiers threaten to kill, harass and shoot at Radio Kulmiye reporter in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 145 | Sunday June 09, 2019 - 21:55:33
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 9 June, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the act of shooting, threats to kill and harassment by Somali military soldiers against Radio Kulmiye reporter and producer Hussein Abdulle Mohamed (known as Hussein Gurmad) in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu on Sunday…

Read More »

Goobjoog Media reporter freed after spending four days in jail

0 Visits: 202 | Saturday June 01, 2019 - 00:04:46
MOGADISHU - SOMALIA 31 May, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) welcomes the release of Goobjoog media journalist Ali Adan Mumin who was released from police custody late on Friday 31 May, 2019. He spent four days in jail.

Read More »

Somali Police shoot at, beat up and briefly detain journalists in reporting mission in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 276 | Thursday May 23, 2019 - 09:37:48
MOGADISHU - 22 May, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) strongly condemns act of shooting and endangering the lives of two journalists from Radio Kulmiye who were on reporting mission in Mogadishu on Wednesday morning 22 May, 2019 around 10:25am local time by Somali government police officers.

Read More »

Press statement: Media Groups in Somalia condemn the Ministry of Women over conference exclusion of Somali Women Journalist Association.

0 Visits: 293 | Thursday March 07, 2019 - 07:47:54
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and other media organizations including the Somali Women Journalist Association (SWJ), Somali Media Association (SOMA) and Somalia Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) jointly condemn the decision of the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development…

Read More »

Children are still dying in Yemen war, despite partial ceasefire, says UNICEF chief

0 Visits: 242 | Sunday March 03, 2019 - 10:40:31
Responding to the violent deaths of five children in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah on Thursday, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), said that Yemen's civil war continues to take a "horrific toll" on children.

Read More »

Somalia Journalists on duty beaten, abused in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 1113 | Monday February 18, 2019 - 17:47:12
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Two Somali journalists Saeed Qarafan and Abdullahi Dahir were beaten, abused on Monday morning by the Somali police, the journalists were on duty when the incident happened, local human rights organization said.

Read More »