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.
WPFD 2021: Facebook disregards safety of journalists in Somalia, fails to tackle disinformation and...
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 03 May 2021 - Facebook has become a platform for online attacks, death threats including threats of beheadings against journalists in Somalia and their families amid an increase of hate speech, incitement to violence and calls for murder targeted to media workers and critics.
MOGADISHU, Somalia – On World Press Freedom Day, Somali Journalists Syndicate once again calls for the safeguarding of press freedom and allow access to reliable information in an era of misinformation and threats as we also demand accountability for the crimes against journalists in Somalia.
State of Press Freedom in Somalia 2021: Silencing Journalists through Targeted Attacks, Restrictions and...
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 10 January, 2022 – Somali journalists were once again subjected to violence and deliberate attacks by the security forces of the federal government, regional states and the militant group al-Shabaab. Covering insecurity, the continued deadlock in federal elections and the reports concerning allegations of human rights violations, power abuse and corruption within the government are key red line for media professionals in Somalia.
Somalia: Jubbaland security forces briefly detain TV journalist over interview of victim’s family in...
MOGADISHU - Somalia, 24 May, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the arbitrary detention of privately-owned SBC TV reporter Mohamed Sahal Omar (Ga’ma Dhere) in Kismayo on Friday morning, May 24, 2019.
Journalists found it difficult to access information about government’s response to Covid19 and vaccines...
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 03 July 2021 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is concerned about the denial of access to information by the health authorities at federal and state level violating national and international law’s obligations on access to information and public health and derailing efforts to raise public awareness to save lives.
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.
WPFD2023: Facebook’s mass reporting, community standards constantly used to censor and suppress Somali journalists
MOGADISHU, Somalia 2 May 2023 - On World Press Freedom Day, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) is concerned about the increasing use of Facebook community standards and mass reporting to suppress and censor Somali journalists whose reporting is deemed critical.
SJS reminds Somali journalists to remain professional and responsible ahead of the upcoming elections
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 07 October, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) reminds journalists across the country to maintain professionalism and responsible reporting ahead of the upcoming regional and national elections in the country and stay away any activities that could endanger their safety.
MOGADISHU, Somalia, 18 September, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the latest wave of violence against journalists in Somaliland while calls for the Hargeisa-based Marodi Jeh Appeals Court to quash three and half years jail term sentenced on journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon on 08 July, 2019 by the Marodi Jeh Court of First Degree.