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Somali president should order the immediate and unconditional freedom of Journalist...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 22 July 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the detention of the CEO of Dawan Media, Alinur Salad, in Mogadishu on Monday evening, as announced by the police. We call for his immediate and unconditional release.

SJS calls on Jubbaland to investigate the shooting incident involving journalists...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 18 July, 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) expresses concern about the recent violent threats against journalists in Jubbaland's Dhobley town and the ongoing intimidation and pressure on journalists in Puntland. These incidents are part of the latest series of violations against press freedom in Somalia.

Critical Somali state media journalist’s Facebook accounts restricted due to whistleblower...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 17 July 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls for Facebook to lift the restrictions imposed on journalist Abdulkadir Isse’s profile and page after a targeted attack by individuals working at the Somali Ministry of Information and the Somali Telecommunication Authority, who are misusing Facebook Community Standards to target critical journalists like Abdulkadir Isse.

Reports

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State of Press Freedom in Somalia 2023: Cyber-Attack, Arbitrary Detentions and...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 10 March 2024 - The lack of transparency surrounding the assassination of Somali Cable TV director Abdifatah Moalim Nur (Qeys) by a suicide bomber in Mogadishu on October 16, 2023 and the unwillingness by Somali government’s security agencies to investigate the attack, serves as a stark reminder of Somalia’s failure to uphold its commitments to ensuring the safety and security of journalists.

Campaigns

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World Press Freedom Day 2024: SJS urges all stakeholders to stand...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 3 May 2024 –  On World Press Freedom Day 2024, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) reiterates its call for the protection of journalists and press freedom in the country amidst increased threats and intimidation aimed at suppressing journalists and impeding critical reporting. These tactics seek to hinder media organizations from conducting their vital work, undermining the cornerstone of democracy and accountability.

SJS condemns hijacking of Somali Press Council formation process by NISA...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 20 March, 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) strongly condemns the hijacking of the Somali Press Council formation process by officials from the National Intelligence (NISA) and Ministry of Information, and opposes the unconstitutional announcement made on March 14 by the Office of the Somali Prime Minister, unilaterally appointing nine individuals.

On Women’s Day, SJS calls for women inclusion in media in...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 8 March 2024 – On International Women’s Day, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls for the inclusion of women in the media and the provision of resources and opportunities to support them.

Activities

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SJS joins Mogadishu journalists in unity to defend press freedom against...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 13 May, 2024 – Today, the Mogadishu journalists, editors, and directors, joined by the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) concluded three-day consultations held in Mogadishu discussing the emergency requirement to safeguard independent media, freedom of speech, and the safety of journalists at risk in the country.

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.