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International Press Institute joins African media stakeholders in strengthening Digital Platform for Safety of Journalists

International Press Institute joins African media stakeholders in strengthening Digital Platform for Safety of Journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, publishers, and leading journalists for media freedom, has formally joined the media stakeholders in Africa engaged in the Digital Platform for the Safety of Journalists, having signed a partnership agreement to strengthen the platform. This platform is a joint effort between African media associations and networks, civil society, INGOs, the African Union Bodies with a mandate to promote media freedom on the continent, and with support from the UNESCO Multi-donor Programme on Freedom of Expression…
NUSOJ Awarded UN Special Consultative Status

NUSOJ Awarded UN Special Consultative Status

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ)  has been granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), during its meeting held in New York, on 21 July 2022.The Consultative status confers special privileges and responsibilities allowing NUSOJ to access to ECOSOC, and its subsidiary bodies, as well as the UN Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies, ad-hoc processes, and special events organized by the President of the UN General Assembly.The NUSOJ said the recognition is significant and demonstrates that NUSOJ’s tireless…
Arusha Declaration: World Press Freedom Day 2022

Arusha Declaration: World Press Freedom Day 2022

AFRICA MEDIA CONVENTION: JOURNALISM UNDER DIGITAL SIEGE We, the participants at the Africa Media Convention – World Press Freedom Day, held in Arusha Tanzania, 1-3 May 2022 acknowledge the state of the media in Africa in reference to this year’s theme and make recommendations to the media stakeholders as follows: Appreciate the focus of WPFD2022 theme on the complex and restrictive impact of digital siege on journalists and human rights defenders; Acknowledge that journalists are often the soft targets of surveillance, as big data collection and the…
Broadcast journalist murdered, 3 others wounded in twin car bombings in Mogadishu

Broadcast journalist murdered, 3 others wounded in twin car bombings in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has condemned the twin car bomb explosions in Mogadishu, which claimed the life of M24 TV journalist Mohamed Isse Hassan and severely injured two other journalists and a camera assistant. Journalist Mohamed Isse Hassan, nicknamed Kona, was killed in a double car bombing as he, two other journalists and a camera assistant rushed from their offices to investigate a blast at the nearby building accommodating the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education at the KM5 Junction in Mogadishu. The second bomb was then set off after eye witnesses including the journalists, had gathered at…
NUSOJ condemns double arrests of journalists in Somaliland and Galmudug

NUSOJ condemns double arrests of journalists in Somaliland and Galmudug

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has condemned the arrests of journalists in Somaliland and Galmudug on Saturday, 22 October 2022, and has called for an end of the sustained campaign of intimidation and censorship against independent journalism. Farhan Abdi Isse, a reporter for HornCable TV, was arrested by Somaliland police in Gabiley district on Saturday, 22 October 2022 on the orders of the governor of interim regional administration of Gabiley Abdiqani Mohamud Jidhe and executed by Gabiley’s police chief. Information available indicates that the journalist was arrested for reporting on a meeting by a group of youth and social activists who…
Somali media fraternity condemns the arrest of Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, calls for his immediate release

Somali media fraternity condemns the arrest of Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, calls for his immediate release

Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), Somali Media Association (SOMA), Somalia Mechanism for Safety of Journalists (SMSJ) and Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) have strongly condemned the arbitrary arrest of the Secretary General of Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) by the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) in Mogadishu. On 11 October, 2022 ,at around 17:00hrs local time, officers from the Somali Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) arrested Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, the Secretary General of the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) who was traveling to Nairobi at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu. He was immediately transferred to Godka Jilacow, the notorious NISA detention…

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