Joint Statement: Government Officials should stop pressure on the judiciary to influence Abdalle Ahmed...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 15 October 2022 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), Somali Media Association (SOMA), Somali Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) and  Somali Mechanism for...
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.
Somali Independent media houses and journalists issue a joint communique addressing the state of freedom of expression and human rights in Somalia on Saturday, 4 June, 2022. | PHOTO/SJS.

Joint Statement by the Somali Independent Journalists Unions and Media Houses on the State...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 4 June 2022 – Today, 4 June 2022, the Somali independent journalists’ organizations/unions and the independent media houses associations held a consultative meeting in Mogadishu focusing on the latest developments in the country on the aftermath of May 15th presidential election and the state of freedom of expression and media freedom in Somalia, which has been ranked as the worst in the last five years.

SJS joins UNCAC Civil Society Coalition on Anti-Corruption

MOGADISHU, Somalia 20 February, 2022 – The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) has officially joined the United Nations Civil Society Coalition on Anti-Corruption Convention, as part of SJS efforts to defend defends journalists’ rights and promote accountability for violations against media freedom including attacks on journalists covering corruption.

#IDEI 2021: End the violence against Somali journalists, SJS and SOMA call authorities

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 2 November, 2021 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) & its partner, Somali Media Association (SOMA) jointly called for end of the violence against Somali journalists and for accountability for perpetrators of crimes against journalists and media workers, and reminds the international community to play its role to protect media freedom in Somalia.

SJS submits a bribery solicitation complaint against Hirshabelle State officials to IACC

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 28 October 2021 - The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) has submitted an official complaint against bribe soliciting by Hirshabelle State officials to the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission (IACC) of the Federal Government of Somalia and awaits IACC to launch a full and independent investigation into the case.
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.

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.
COMBINED PHOTOS: Raid on Radio Mustaqbal Mogadishu on 27 April 2021. | Photo/ Private.

SJS and SOMA support Mustaqbal Media’s lawsuit against senior govt officials

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 08 May 2021 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and Somali Media Association (SOMA) jointly announce their support for Radio Mustaqbal’s filing a lawsuit against the Director of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), Fahad Yasin and Villa Somalia Deputy Chief of Staff, Abdinur Mohamed Ahmed over the 27 April raid on Mustaqbal Media.

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.

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