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.

SJS, Barrister Michael Polak of Church Court Chambers and Justice Abroad call for Puntland...

MOGADISHU, Somalia/ LONDON, UK 2 February 2021 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and Barrister Michael Polak of Church Court Chambers and Justice Abroad strongly...
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.
Journalists gather for the commemoration of IDEI on 2 Npovember 2020 in Mogadishu

On IDEI, Somali journalists and their unions call for urgent end of impunity

MOGADISHU, Somalia 2 November 2020 – In a joint commemoration held in Mogadishu on the International Day to End Impunity for the Crimes Against Journalists on 2nd November, Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), Somali Media Association (SOMA) and Media Women Network (MWN) called for an urgent action to end the culture of impunity for the crimes against the journalists in Somalia.
Civil society letter endorsed by over 65 organisations to President of Tanzania ahead of 28 October National Elections

Tanzania: Systematic restrictions on fundamental freedoms in the run-up to national elections

Civil society letter endorsed by over 65 organisations to President of Tanzania ahead of 28 October National Elections

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.
concerning the attacks on journalism in Somalia.

SJS submits communications concerning attacks on journalism in Somalia to UN Bodies

MOGADISHU, Somalia/ LONDON, UK - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) submits Communications to the United Nation’s Independent Expert on Human Rights in Somalia, Human Rights Council, and Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression concerning the attacks on journalism in Somalia.
Somali human rights defender, journalist and editor for Radio Hiigsi, Mohamed Abduwahab (Abuuja) has been arbitrarily detained and by Somali authorities since March 7, 2020.

Joint petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for Detained journalist Mohamed...

Mogadishu, Somalia and Washington, DC-- On July 27, 2020, the Somali Journalists Syndicate, the Somali Media Association, lawyer Daahir Ali and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights jointly submitted a petition to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on behalf of detained journalist, Mohamed Abdiwahab Nuur.
Journalist Mohamed Abduwahaab (Abuuja) has been held incommunicado since March 7, 2020 in Mogadishu. | Photo: SJS.

Amnesty International: Somali authorities must immediately release journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nur (Abuja)

Amnesty International is concerned about the continued detention of journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nur (Abuja) and the organization is calling on Somalia authorities to immediately and unconditionally release...
SJS Secretary General, Abdalle Ahmed Mumin and SOMA Secretary General, Mohamed Abduwahab Abdullahi

Somali media fraternity concerned by intimidation and threats by the Somali police to deny...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 22 May, 2020- Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) and Somali Media Association (SOMA) jointly condemn the physical assault against SBC TV journalist, Abdullahi Mohamed Sheikh on Thursday by Hamar Jajab police commissioner and we express our concern by the measures to deny the journalists from pursuing legal redress whenever they are assaulted by the police or government officials.

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