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.
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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.

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.

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