Press Freedom

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.

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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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Somaliland Police arrest four TV Journalists in Hargeisa

0 Visits: 290 | 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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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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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…

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

0 Visits: 180 | 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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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…

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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.

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

0 Visits: 204 | 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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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Somalia: Jubbaland security forces briefly detain TV journalist over interview of victim's family in Kismayo

0 Visits: 196 | Friday May 24, 2019 - 23:53:09
MOGADISHU - Somalia, 24 May, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the arbitrary detention of privately-owned SBC TV reporter Mohamed Sahal Omar (Ga'ma Dhere) in Kismayo on Friday morning, May 24, 2019.

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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.

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Somali Journalists Syndicate Calls for the unconditional release of journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon

0 Visits: 126 | Tuesday May 21, 2019 - 07:49:55
PRESS STATEMENT MOGADISHU - MAY 21, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls Somaliland's Supreme Court to quash charges against journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon and release him unconditionally.

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Somaliland police shot and injured TV journalist before detaining him

0 Visits: 123 | Thursday May 16, 2019 - 16:43:19
ALERT LAS'ANOD, May 16, 2019 Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is shocked to learn that Somaliland police in Las'anod have shot and injured Abdirahman Keyse Tungub, correspondent for the Hargeisa-based privately-owned independent Bulsho TV on Monday May 13, 2019, his colleagues and eyewitnesses…

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Somali government security forces confiscate journalists' equipment, detain cameraman and beat up two others

0 Visits: 92 | Wednesday May 15, 2019 - 13:30:39
Mogadishu, Somalia 14 May, 2019 – Today around 11:30am a group of five journalists and cameramen went to Warta Nabadda (formerly Wardhigley) District Headquarters where a car bomb blast inflicted deaths and injuries.

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