Journalists gather to cover a public event in Mogadishu in March 2021.

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.
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Two-Day SJS Founding Congress kicks off in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 21 June, 2019 - Founding members of the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) gathered in Mogadishu for a two-day General Congress, vote for the Constitution, approve strategic action plan for 2019 – 2022, the budget and elect the office bearers.
Launch event of Somali Journalists Syndicate's Congress in Mogadishu June 21-22 2019.

SJS Congress concludes in Mogadishu with a call to defending Press freedom and Trade...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 23 June, 2019 - A two-day congress of the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) which was held at Hayat hotel in Mogadishu between 21-22 June 2019, concluded with a launching ceremony on Saturday with a call to defending press freedom and trade union rights.
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.
Car bomb destroys Somali government's Warta Nabadda district offices in Mogadishu, causing deaths and injuries. Journalists who went to report were detained and their equipment confiscated by police.

Somali government security forces confiscate journalists’ equipment, detain cameraman and beat up two others

Today around 11:30am a group of five journalists and cameramen went to Warta Nabadda (formerly Wardhigley) District Headquarters where a car bomb blast inflicted deaths and injuries.
Somali journalists gather during an event in Mogadishu in February.

International Labour Day: SJS survey shows precarious working conditions for Somali journalists

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 1 May 2021 - On the International Labor Day 2021, the Somali Journalist Syndicate (SJS) called for better working conditions for Somali journalists, as a new SJS survey shows precarious working conditions, low wages, a lack of employment contracts, while almost all respondents lacked occupational safety and health.
Journalist Ali Adan Mumin brought to Banadir Court in Mogadishu on Wednesday May 29, 2019. | Photo courtesy/SJS/Facebook.

SJS praises court’s decision to quash charges against Goobjoog Reporter, demands immediate release

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 29 May, 2019 - Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) praises the Banadir Regional Court’s decision to reject charges against Ali Adan Mumin, Goobjoog Media reporter and welcomes the release of Bulsho TV correspondent, Abdirahman Keyse Tungub from Las’anod jail on Wednesday 29 May, 2019.
A photo shows Facebook's Community Standards page alongside a screenshot of journalist Zakariye Timacadde whose Facebook page was restricted after posting interview critical to Somali authorities. | PHOTO Credit/SJS.

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.
COVER PHOTO: SJS Annual Report - State of Press Freedom in Somalia in 2020.

State of Press Freedom in Somalia in 2020: Threats and Violence Against Journalists...

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 3 February, 2021 – Over the course of the year 2020, press freedom and journalists working in Somalia continue to face serious threats. Somalia maintains its unenviable title as one of the most dangerous countries to practice journalism globally.
Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) in partnership with Somali Digital Media Academy (SODMA) on Thursday 8 August 2019 concluded a two-week course on Documentary Video Storytelling in Mogadishu.

Two-week Course on Documentary Video Storytelling concludes in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 9 August, 2019 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) in partnership with Somali Digital Media Academy (SODMA) on Thursday 8 August 2019 concluded a two-week course on Documentary Video Storytelling in Mogadishu.

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