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

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.
Somalia state-owned media journalist Sugaal Moalim Mohamud. | PHOTO/ SJS Private.

Somalia state media journalist suspended, salary cut due to Facebook post

MOGADISHU, Somalia 30 April, 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) expresses serious concerns regarding the suspension and salary cut against journalist Sugaal Moalim Mohamud, who is employed by the Somalia government-owned media outlet in retaliation for expressing views regarding the Somali government's military operations, particularly highlighting issues of mismanagement and corruption within the Ministry of Defense.
SYL TV journalist and founder, Hussein Abdulle Mohamed. | PHOTO/ Courtesy/ Private.

SJS relieved by the freedom of SYL TV journalist following 24-hour secret detention

MOGADISHU, Somalia 18 April, 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) welcomes the release of journalist and SYL TV founder, Hussein Abdulle Mohamed, who had gone missing late on Tuesday, 16 April, 2024, after being summoned for a meeting with the director of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) in Mogadishu.

SJS denounces the acts of sabotage and invasion of privacy directed towards its bank...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 14 April 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the acts of sabotage and breaches of privacy targeted at our bank accounts, aimed at hindering our operations.
Photo: Journalist Mohamud Abdirashid Abdi. | Credit/ Facebook.

SJS: Free journalist Mohamud Abdirashid Abdi arbitrarily detained in Luuq district, Gedo

MOGADISHU, Somalia 5 April, 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls for the immediate and unconditional freedom of journalist Mohamud Abdirashid Abdi who is detained in Luuq district of Gedo region since 1 April 2024.
SJS Secretary-General Abdalle Mumin and local journalists gather for a protest to demand Mr. Mumin's freedom in Mogadishu on 5 December 2022.

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

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.

Prominent journalist murdered in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 14 March 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the murder of prominent journalist Abdikarin Ahmed Bulhan, who succumbed to gunshot injuries on Thursday, 14 March 2024, in Abudwak city, in the central Somalia region of Galgaduud.

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

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.
Somali women journalists participate a training session held by SJS in November 2023. The activity is part of SJS initiative funded by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). | PHOTO/ SJS.

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

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.
(From left) MM Somali TV founder Mohamed Abdi Ilig, Chanel 4 News freelancer Jamal Osman and Radio Cadaado founder Sharma'arke Mohamed. | PHOTO/ Combined/ SJS.

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

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.

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