Human Rights

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

0 Visits: 132 | 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…

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

0 Visits: 79 | 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…

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Goobjoog Media reporter freed after spending four days in jail

0 Visits: 146 | 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.

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

0 Visits: 220 | 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.

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

0 Visits: 225 | 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…

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

0 Visits: 178 | 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.

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Somalia Journalists on duty beaten, abused in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 1014 | 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.

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Press Release: African Defenders launches the Ubuntu Hub Cities initiative in South Africa

0 Visits: 216 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 21:19:49
On 6 February 2019, AfricanDefenders (the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network) launched the Ubuntu Hub Cities in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town – an Africa based relocation programme for human rights defenders (HRDs). "In designing the concept of Ubuntu Hub Cities, we wanted to challenge…

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Press Release: Investigative journalists released on bond after two nights in jail in Uganda

0 Visits: 181 | Friday February 08, 2019 - 20:05:11
Kampala, 8th February, 2019; Police in Kampala has on 8th February 2019 released three British Broad Casting (BBC) journalists, their driver and a wife to NBS's senior investigative journalist Solomon Serwanjja after spending two nights in police custody. They were released on police bond on charges…

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Cameroon Web reporter attacked with knife outside his home - CPJ

0 Visits: 206 | Saturday February 02, 2019 - 09:17:20
Abidjan,--Cameroonian authorities should immediately investigate an attack on Paul Chouta, a reporter for the privately owned news website Cameroon Web, and ensure that those who assaulted him are swiftly brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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43 migrants dead, scores missing in Djibouti boat tragedy

0 Visits: 308 | Thursday January 31, 2019 - 23:44:53
At least 43 migrants are dead and scores missing after two boats sink off Djibouti coast during voyage to Arabian Peninsula, the United Nations migration agency said.

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Six Tanzanian children killed 'for body parts', others missing - BBC

0 Visits: 216 | Tuesday January 29, 2019 - 07:27:59
Six children in south-western Tanzania have been killed and had their ears and teeth removed, the authorities say.

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Eritrea: change course and engage with UN rights review - Press release

0 Visits: 383 | Tuesday January 29, 2019 - 07:20:22
The Eritrean government should seize the opportunity of its human rights review, today at the UN Human Rights Council ("the Council"), to finally commit to addressing the grave human rights violations identified by independent observers. Eritrea's Universal Periodic Re­view (UPR) comes…

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Somalia: Mayor of Mogadishu helps Somali family get their looted house back

0 Visits: 194 | Tuesday January 22, 2019 - 07:46:20
Mogadishu —Mayor of Mogadishu and the governor of Banadir Regional Administration honorable Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow ), who has returned a previously confiscated house to a Somali family, has said that Banadir Region Administration had succeeded in their efforts to return the properties…

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Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over 'excessive force', alleged use of live fire against protestors - statement

0 Visits: 203 | Saturday January 19, 2019 - 10:05:28
The reported use of "excessive force" against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is "deeply worrying", the UN's top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said on Thursday.

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