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Somaliland politicians reject Somali president’s visit to Hargeisa

Politicians from the self-declared Republic of Somaliland have rejected the planned visit of Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to their capital, Hargeisa. Reports have emerged... More

Young Somali freelance journalist shot dead in Afgoye

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 16 February, 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns in the strongest terms possible in the killing of a young freelance TV... More

Tension in Somalia’s Galmudug amid fears of fighting in Dusamareb

Tension has been reported in the capital of the Galmudug regional state, Dusamareb, amid fears that fighting might erupt between federal government troops and... More

Gunmen kill Somali journalist in town near Mogadishu

Unknown gunmen today shot and killed a journalist working for the Somali Universal TV in Afgoye town, 25 kilometres west of the capital, Mogadishu. Abdiweli... More

‘Kenya has no business in Jubbaland’, Somali leader warns nairobi

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has defended his government's move to send troops to Gedo region, which has raised concerns of conflict between the... More

Union welcomes damning Amnesty report on Somali media freedom

The secretary-general of the Somali Media Association (SOMA), Mohamed Abduwahab Abdullahi, has welcomed a report released by the rights group Amnesty International, which revealed... More

Somali civil society figure warns of violence over 2020 elections

Osman Tahlil Shatah, head of the Somali civil society umbrella, Somali Non-State Actors, has expressed concern that failure to conduct free and fair national... More

REVEALED: Villa Somalia officials who bribed media, threatened journalists to censor coverage

MOGADISHU, Somalia - On Thursday Amnesty International released its report on the violations committed against freedom of expression in Somalia detailing how killings of... More

SJS welcomes AI’s findings on Somalia’s freedom expression report, calls authorities to publicly condemn...

MOGADISHU, Somalia 13 February 2020 – Somali Journalists (SJS) welcomes Amnesty International report entitled ”We live in Perpetual Fear: Violations and Abuses of Freedom... More

Somali president, Somaliland leader reportedly hold talks in Ethiopia

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and the leader of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland Musa Bihi Abdi have held talks in the Ethiopian capital,... More

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SJS condemns multiple arrests against journalists in Somalia’s Hirshabelle and Puntland

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 20 February, 2020 – Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS) condemns the arbitrary arrests against four journalists in the towns of Galkayo and Bulo-Burte... More

Ethiopian finance minister in Hargeysa to push for Abiy, Farmajo visit

Ethiopia’s Finance Minister Ahmed Shide has paid an unannounced visit to the capital of Somaliland Hargeysa. A delegation led by Shide arrived in Hargeisa today... More

Al-Shabaab claim killing 72 Somali soldiers in two deadly attacks

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