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Somaliland frees independent TV founder, Puntland blocks and detains Chanel 4...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 20 February 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is relieved that MM Somali TV founder and journalist Mohamed Abdi Ilig was freed from jail on Sunday after a court in Hargeisa ruled his innocence while we are concerned about the actions of Puntland authorities to detain and block Chanel 4 News reporters in Garowe.

World Radio Day 2024: Celebrating the vital role of female radio...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 13 February 2024 – On World Radio Day, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) acknowledges the remarkable work done by our female network of journalists working in the radio sector in Somalia and keeping the public informed despite the many challenges and threats.

Continued detention of MM Somali TV founder Mohamed Ilig by Somaliland...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 11 February 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) voices its concern over the prolonged arbitrary detention of MM Somali TV founder and journalist, Mohamed Abdi Ilig, in Hargeisa. Today marks his 37th day in custody.

Reports

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WPFD2023: Facebook’s mass reporting, community standards constantly used to censor and...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 2 May 2023 - On World Press Freedom Day, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is concerned about the increasing use of Facebook community standards and mass reporting to suppress and censor Somali journalists whose reporting is deemed critical.

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On #IDEI 2023, SJS and IPI call on Somalia to end...

MOGADISHU, Somalia/ VIENNA, Austria 2 November 2023 –The International Press Institute (IPI) today, on Nov. 2, International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, joins with the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) to express our concern over the lack of progress on 11 cases of killed journalists in Somalia.

IDEI 2023: Somali government must take its responsibility to protect journalists,...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 2 November, 2023 – On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI), The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) expresses deep concern about the escalating crimes against journalists in Somalia and the persistent culture of impunity surrounding the violence against journalists.

Barawe’s minority community loses vital radio voice after an armed attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia 29 September, 2023 - Thursday marked the International Day for Universal Access to Information; however, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) expresses its deep concern about the denial of the right to information for the minority community in Barawe, in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, following the cessation of broadcasts by their only radio station in their native language following the armed attack last month.

Activities

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World Radio Day 2024: Celebrating the vital role of female radio...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 13 February 2024 – On World Radio Day, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) acknowledges the remarkable work done by our female network of journalists working in the radio sector in Somalia and keeping the public informed despite the many challenges and threats.

Despite NISA threats and blockage, SJS successfully completes women journalists training

MOGADISHU, Somalia 23 January 2024 - The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the interference, harassment and blocking SJS women journalists’ training in Mogadishu on Saturday by the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), as we demand those responsible to be held accountable for their actions.

SJS marks Human Rights Day with Panel Discussion addressing pressing issues...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 10 December 2023 – On the occasion of Human Rights Day and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) hosted an engaging panel discussion in Mogadishu, addressing critical challenges faced by human rights in Somalia.