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NUSOJ releases damning report on safety of journalists in Somalia

By Our Reporter. To mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), with technical support from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), has today released a damning report that exposes the depth of impunity and crimes committed against journalists, while calling on the Federal Government of […]

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NUSOJ welcomes release of jailed journalists

By Our Reporter. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes release of journalists Mohamed Abdi Sheik and Abdijabar Mohamed Hussein from Hargeisa Central Prison, after spending nearly three months in custody.  The release of the two journalists, which took place on Saturday 2 July 2022, follows a presidential pardon granted to them by Somaliland […]

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Federation of Asia Pacific journalists formed at IFJ Congress

By Stephen Ouma Bwire in Muscat. IFJ delegates from the Asia Pacific region formed a new regional group, the Federation of Asia-Pacific Journalists (FAPaJ), on May 31, during the IFJ’s triennial World Congress in Muscat, Oman. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomed the formation of the new federation and congratulated the newly elected Executive […]

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Omani media hailed for constructive role

By Our Correspondent in Muscat. The Board of Directors of the Oman Journalists Association (OJA) expressed its gratitude to the government for its support which helped in the successful holding of the international conference of journalists in Muscat from May 31 to June 4. The OJA hosted the General Conference of the International Federation of […]

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Police and Journalists launch guidelines on covering demos

By Our Reporters. Media stakeholders on June 17, 2022 converged at Royal Suites hotel, Bugolobi  for the launch of media guidelines on covering demonstrations. The event was organised by Centre for Public Interest Law (CEPIL) in conjunction with the Eastern Africa Media Institute-Uganda(EAMI)and the Uganda Journalists Union (UJU). CEPIL  Ag Executive Director Mr Francis Obonyo […]

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NUSOJ  condemns Somali  media violations

By  Our Reporter. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the crude assault on media freedom by authorities in Somaliland, who this month brought contradictory and unsubstantiated criminal charges against journalists Mohamed Abdi Mohamed of MM Somali TV, Abdijabar Mohamed Hussein of Horn Cable TV and Abdirahman Ali Khalif of Gobonnimo TV. In detention […]

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NUSOJ condemns attacks and arrests of 10 journalists in Somaliland

By Our Correspondent in Mogadishu. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemnS the arrest of independent journalists and the raid on Horn Cable TV, an independent television station in Hargeisa by Somaliland police.  The ten (10) journalists were arrested as they covered a standoff between inmates and guards at the Hargeisa Central Prison where […]

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Somalia in historic conviction of journalists’ murderers

By Our Correspondent in Mogadishu. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes the conviction of four men this month by the Puntland military court for Mudug and Ayn regions, for their role in the March 1, 2021 killing of veteran journalist Jamal Farah Adan in Galkayo.  The convicts, who were arrested on 6 March […]

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NUSOJ report: Journalists killed and tortured in Somalia

By Our Reporter. National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) launched its annual State of the Media Report, which once again documents the continuing spiral of violence and violations of media freedom directed at journalists and news media organisations.  The report focuses on the suffering, insecurity and difficulties journalists face on a day-to-day basis while on […]

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Female journalists want employers to pay for their work

By Felista Auma in Gulu. COVID-19 has greatly affected journalists and the media industry at large across the globe. A number of media professionals were laid off with others exiting their jobs on free will since their media houses could not pay their salaries because of the negative effect of the pandemic on revenue generation. […]