Somaliland Minister of Information, Mohamed Muse Dirie instructs local TV stations to prioritize Somaliland related news over reports of events in Somalia during a meeting with TV heads on Monday 09 September, 2019.

Somaliland: Information Ministry imposes restrictive editorial censorship on TV stations

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 10 September, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is concerned about the new restrictive directive from Somaliland’s Minister of Information, Mohamed Muse Dirie which instructs local TV stations to prioritize Somaliland related news over reports of events in Somalia issued on Monday 09 September, 2019.
Somaliland CID police raid Horyaal24 TV. | Photo courtesy/Facebook.

Closure of Horyaal24 TV and arrest of its boss heightens fear over press safety...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 08 September, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the closure of Horyaal24 TV and the arrest of the TV’s Chairman on Friday 06 September, 2019 and Saturday 07 September, 2019 respectively by Somaliland police in Hargeisa.
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Somaliland and Puntland should rescind orders of blockage of two independent news websites

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 04 September, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) strongly condemns the orders of blockage of two leading news websites in Somaliland and Puntland and calls both authorities to refrain from harassing independent journalists.
Burhan Mohamed Abdi, correspondent for the state-owned Puntland TV and Abdiweli Jama Cagarane, reporter for SBC TV were briefly detained in Galkayo on Thursday 22 August, 2019.

Somalia’s Puntland police harass and briefly detain two TV journalists in Galkayo

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 22 August, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) strongly condemns the harassment and the brief arrest of two television journalists by the Puntland police in Galkayo on Thursday morning 22 August, 2019.
armed police raided the Grand Hadi hotel and arrested four Eryal TV journalists: Badri Kosar, the Deputy Director; Abdirahman Abdillahi, Head of News; Aidarus Mohamed Abdi, TV reporter and Kamal Khalif Abdi, a cameraman.

Somaliland Police arrest four TV Journalists in Hargeisa

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 30 July, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns in the strongest terms possible the unlawful arrest of four journalists of the privately-owned Eryal TV by Somaliland police in Hargeisa on Tuesday 30 July, 2019.
Journalist Mohamed Said Yusuf freed from jail in Garowe on Monday 29 July, 2019. | Photo credit/Mohamed S. Yusuf.

Nugal Regional Court frees freelance journalist from Jail in Garowe

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 29 July, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) welcomes the release of freelance journalist Mohamed Said Yusuf from Garowe Central Prison on Monday 29 July, 2019.
Journalist Abdullahi Osman Adani (pictured) who was briefly arrested today on Tuesday 23 July, 2019 alongside other journalist before they were released. | Photo courtesy/Facebook.

Somali Police briefly detain two radio journalists in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 23 July, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the arbitrary and brief arrest of Abdullahi Osman Adani and Hassan Wali Abukar by officers from Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Mogadishu on Tuesday 23 July, 2019. Both journalists were working for Shabelle Media Network respectively.
Freelance journalist Mohamed Said Yusuf detained in Garowe on Saturday 13 July, 2019. | Photo courtesy/Omar Said Mohamed.

Somali Journalists Syndicate calls for Puntland authorities to respect press freedom and set free...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 23 July, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate calls for the Puntland authorities to respect the press freedom and detained journalist Mohamed Said Yusuf be freed from the jail in Garowe.

Somali Journalists in Kismayo gather to pay tribute to the fallen colleagues

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 17 July, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) expresses solidarity and stands firmly with fellow journalists in Kismayo who on Tuesday 16 July, 2019 held prayer meeting for the late two TV journalists: Mohamed Omar Sahal and Hodan Naleyeh, who were killed in Kismayo Hotel attack on Friday 13 July, 2019.
Freelance journalist Mohamed Said Yusuf detained in Garowe on Saturday 13 July, 2019. | Photo courtesy/Omar Said Mohamed.

Puntland police arrest freelance journalist over critical interview in Garowe

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 14 July, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the arbitrary arrest of freelance journalist Mohamed Said Yusuf by Puntland police in Garowe on Saturday evening 13 July, 2018 and calls for Puntland authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the journalist, the latest in a string of violence against the press in Somalia.

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