A Somali woman journalist speaks during a safety training in Mogadishu, Somalia, May 4, 2015.

Protection and Safety of Women Journalists in Conflict Situations (Somalia)

Journalists are regular targets of online attacks and female journalists face a double-burden: being attacked as journalists and as women. Threats of rape, physical violence...
Journalists gather as leaders of SJS, SOMA and media directors stand for a press conference in Mogadishu on Tuesday, 17 November, 2020.

Ahead of elections, safeguarding press freedom in Somalia should be prioritised

MOGADISHU, Somalia 17 November 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), Somali Media Association (SOMA), Disabled Journalists Association, representatives from Lower Shabelle Journalists Organisation, directors and editors from over 30 independent media houses today gathered in Mogadishu for a consultative conference raising concerns on the draconian Somali Media Law, the safety of the working journalists and denounced the rise of threats against the press.

SJS, SOMA sign a historic MOU to defend press freedom and improve media professionalism...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 13 September 2021 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and the Somali Media Association (SOMA) today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which paves the way for enhancing media freedom, improving media professionalism and protecting journalists’ rights at the work places, safety and well-being of Somali journalists.
SJS Secretary-General, Abdalle Ahmed Mumin. | PHOTO/SJS.

Legal Counsels File Complaint Against Somali Government to UN HRC On Behalf of SJS...

MOGADISHU, Somalia / Washington, U.S 15 September, 2023 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR) have submitted a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee for the case of SJS Secretary-General and human rights defender, Abdalle Ahmed Mumin.
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SJS condemns vicious online attack and misinformation campaign on its network, warns those involved

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 17 December, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is concerned about vicious online attacks and misinformation campaign used in various platforms which contained malware and spyware content in the past few days.
Journalist Abdirahman Keyse arrested on May 13, 2019 by Somaliland police in Las'anod. | Photo / Courtesy Facebook.Journalist Abdirahman Keyse arrested on May 13, 2019 by Somaliland police in Las'anod. | Photo / Courtesy Facebook.

SJS welcomes release of journalist Abdirahman Keyse from Las’anod jail

Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) welcomes the release of the privately-owned independent Bulsho TV correspondent Abdirahman Keyse Tungub from Las’anod prison where he was arbitrarily detained for 16 days without charges.

Civil Society Letter to Secretary Blinken on HRDs

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - We, the undersigned organizations, work to promote human rights, democracy, media freedom, environmental sustainability, and an end to corruption around the world.
On IDUAI 2021, SJS and SOMA call for media, journalists' access to information amid increased pressure against media freedom.

On IDUAI 2021, SJS and SOMA call for media, journalists’ access to information amid...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 28 September 2021 – On International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), today the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and the Somali Media Association (SOMA) call on the right to access to journalists and the right to know and report independently and without restrictions.

On International Women’s Day 2021, SJS calls for equal opportunity for women journalists in...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 08 March 2021 – On the International Women’s Day 2021, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) calls for an equal opportunity and equal rights for women journalists in Somalia.

JOINT PETITION: Unlawful Dissolution of Sudan Union of Journalists

19 December 2019 - On behalf of the undersigned journalists’ unions in the Eastern Africa region, we collectively write to Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok, to condemn, and express our outrage over, the Sudanese Government’s move to dissolve trade unions of Sudan, including our sister union - Sudan Union of Journalists.

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