Journalist walks behind members of the public speaking to other journalists at School Polizia cemetery in Mogadishu on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. | PHOTO/ Arlaadi Media Network.

Journalist briefly detained, others denied access while reporting on public uproar over exhumation of...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 13 June, 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the restrictions against the independent press reporting from the public cemetery at the Police Training Academy in Mogadishu, where the government ordered the exhumation of dead bodies on Monday 10 June, 2024.
(from left to the right) Xogreeb News editor Abdiasis Bashir Nuur; Kobciye Media reporter Abdirisaq Abdirahman Mohamud Duale and Ahmed Boqorre of CBA TV. | PHOTO SJS.

SJS urges authorities in Mogadishu, Lasanod, Hargeisa and Burao to respect press freedom and...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 26 May, 2024 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls upon officials in Mogadishu, Somaliland and SSC-Khaatumo to respect freedom of the press and stop recurrent arbitrary detentions and use of threats to censor journalists including those working for the Somali state media in Mogadishu.
SJS Secretary-General Abdalle Mumin and local journalists gather for a protest to demand Mr. Mumin's freedom in Mogadishu on 5 December 2022.

UNCAC Coalition expresses concern regarding judicial action against Somali Journalists Syndicate

The UNCAC Coalition, a network of more than 400 civil society organizations worldwide, today expressed concern regarding a recent judicial decision by Somali authorities to freeze the bank accounts of media freedom organization, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), a member of the UNCAC Coalition network.
SJS Secretary of Information and Human Rights, Mohamed Bulbul addresses media during the joint press release. | PHOTO/SJS.

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

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 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.

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