Media fraternity led by SJS and SOMA joined by the members of the civil...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 28 August 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and the Somali Media Association (SOMA) on Thursday joined journalists, editors, media directors and civil society representatives to protest against the amended draconian media law, which has been introduced this week, following the signature of the Somali President.
Speaker of Lower House of the Somali Federal Parliament, Adan Mohamed Nur, observes the Hangar hall where lawmakers will be casting their vote to elect Somali President on 15 May 2022.

Allow independent journalists to have uncensored access to presidential election scheduled on 15th May

MOGADISHU, Somalia 10 May, 2022 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and the Somali Media Association (SOMA) express great concern on the announcement by the Parliamentary Committee on Presidential Election on Monday 9 May which imposes restrictions on the independent journalists’ access to the presidential election scheduled to take place on 15 May 2022.
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.
FILE PHOTO: Journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon who is sentenced to 3 and half years in jail on Monday, 8 July, 2019. | Photo credit/ Facebook.

Somaliland sends a chilling message to free press: Appeals Court upholds 3.5 jail sentence...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 29 September, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is strongly outraged by the acts of denial of fair trail and miscarriage of justice by the Somaliland authorities after the Marodi Jeh Appeals Court in Hargeisa upheld three and half years jail term against journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon today on 29 September, 2019

Somali Media Fraternity Condemns Assault Against Female Journalist and a Cameraman in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia 04 May, 2020 – Somali Media fraternity* vehemently condemns in the strongest terms possible the assault and the injury on female journalist Safiya Aden Osman, a reporter for Shabelle TV and her cameraman, Abdulkadir Ga’al by Waberi District police and District Officials in Mogadishu on Monday 04 May, the latest in the string of violence against media professionals in Somalia.
SBC TV journalist, Abdullahi Mohamed Sheikhdon was assaulted and briefly detained while on assignment to cover Covid-19 awareness campaign in Mogadishu on Thursday 21 May, 2020.

Somali police officer assaults TV journalist during Covid-19 assignment in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia 21 May, 2020- Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) strongly condemns the physical assault and the brief detention against SBC TV journalist, Abdullahi Mohamed Sheikhdon during assignment to cover Covid-19 awareness campaign in Mogadishu’s Hamar Jajab District on Thursday 21 May, 2020.

Puntland’s kangaroo military court sentences journalist Kilwe to three years in jail

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 17 March 2021 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) protests against the three years jail sentence handed down to freelance journalist Kilwe Adan Farah today by Puntland’s Supreme Court of Armed Forces during what SJS and its lawyers described as kangaroo court trial that took place inside the Garowe Central Prison.
Qasim, Abdirashid, Hassan and Mukhtar

South West briefly detains eight journalists in Baidoa while Galmudug incarcerates a freelance reporter...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 31 October, 2021 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and Somali Media Association (SOMA) condemn the arbitrary detention of eight journalists by South West State police in Baidoa on Thursday, 28 October while we call Galmudug police to unconditionally free journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Tohow currently detained in Guriel town.
Three journalists in Garowe: Shareco Yasin Shareco (left); Adan Sheekeeye (centre) and Abdiqani Ahmed Mohamed (right).

SJS condemns threats, harassment, arbitrary arrest and beating against three journalists in Puntland

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 20 March, 2020- Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) strongly condemns the threats, harassment, arbitrary arrest and beatings targeted to three journalists in Puntland State of Somalia over the course of the past three weeks.
In this undated photo, armed Somali soldiers seen in Dolow in Gedo.

SJS condemns closure of Radio Gedo and Somaliland’s order to delist Universal TV and...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 29 June, 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls for Somali authorities in Gedo to allow Radio Gedo to resume operations and withdraw security forces from the radio premises as we also call for Somaliland authorities to cease its crackdown on Universal TV and Star TV.

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