Journalists pose for a group photo at the end of three-day training supported by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Mogadishu

With Canadian funding, SJS trains 25 Somali journalists on media freedom and safety in...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 17 August, 2021 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) has on Monday concluded a three-day training which is part of a new series of trainings on media freedom and safety of journalists held in Mogadishu from 14th – 16th August.
Journalist Ali Adan Mumin. | Photo Courtesy/Facebook.

ALERT: Somali police arrest Goobjoog reporter in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU - 28 May, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls Somali government for the immediate and unconditional release of Goobjoog TV and Radio reporter, Ali Adan Mumin who was arrested on Tuesday morning in Mogadishu.
SJS banner: International Day for Universal Access to Information 2022.

Somalia: Restrictions on access to information entrenching self-censorship among the media

MOGADISHU, Somalia 28 September 2022 – On the International Day for Universal Access to Information, Somali journalists have little to celebrate about. The often precarious and volatile environment is coupled with restrictions on access to information, duress and insecurity.
A photo shows Facebook's Community Standards page alongside a screenshot of journalist Zakariye Timacadde whose Facebook page was restricted after posting interview critical to Somali authorities. | PHOTO Credit/SJS.

WPFD2023: Facebook’s mass reporting, community standards constantly used to censor and suppress Somali journalists

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.
TV station camera crews attend a press conference in Mogadishu, Somalia on May 31, 2019. | Photo credit/ Somali Journalists Syndicate.

Somaliland Authorities allow Horyaal 24 TV and Eryal TV to resume operations, impose new...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 30 June, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) welcomes with concern today’s decision by Somaliland authorities to allow Horyaal 24 TV and Eryal TV, both privately-owned stations, to resume operations in Somaliland, while the authorities imposed new conditions meant to restrict the critical reporting of the media.
Overview of Bosaso town, of Bari region - Puntland. (file photo)

Puntland police carry out multiple raids on Radio Daljir and briefly shut down radio...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 16 September, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is concerned about the multiple raids by Puntland police officers on Radio Daljir offices in the towns of Garowe and Bosaso on 14 and 15 September, 2019 respectively and the brief shut down of the radio’s transmitter in Bosaso on Monday 16 September, 2019.
Journalist Hussein Abdulle Mohamed | Photo Radio Kulmiye.

Somali military soldiers threaten to kill, harass and shoot at Radio Kulmiye reporter in...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 9 June, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the act of shooting, threats to kill and harassment by Somali military soldiers against Radio Kulmiye reporter and producer Hussein Abdulle Mohamed (known as Hussein Gurmad) in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu on Sunday 9 June, 2019.
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Somalia’s new media law poses threat to media freedom and rights of journalists

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 26 August 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and the Somali Media Association (SOMA) strongly protest against the oppressive and draconian Media Law (amendment) which was signed into law by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.
Mohamed Omar Sahal (aka Ga’ma Dhere), SBC TV correspondent based in Kismayo and Hodan Naleyeh, TV journalist and founder of Integration TV – both among killed in Kismayo hotel attack on Friday 12 July, 2019.

Two prominent TV journalists among killed in hotel attack in Kismayo, Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 12 July, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is saddened to learn the tragic death of Mohamed Omar Sahal (aka Ga’ma Dhere), SBC TV correspondent based in Kismayo and Hodan Naleyeh, TV journalist and founder of Integration TV – both among killed in Kismayo hotel attack on Friday 12 July, 2019.
Somali journalist Hassan Wali Abukar looks into his facebook account on his phone.

WPFD 2021: Facebook disregards safety of journalists in Somalia, fails to tackle disinformation and...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 03 May 2021 - Facebook has become a platform for online attacks, death threats including threats of beheadings against journalists in Somalia and their families amid an increase of hate speech, incitement to violence and calls for murder targeted to media workers and critics.

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