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By MGoth On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Somali security forces arrest five journalists in two days

Nairobi, January 5, 2015–Somali security forces arrested five journalists in two separate cases over the weekend in the capital, Mogadishu, according to news reports. Three of them are still being held. On More...

By MGoth On Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

CPJ: Impunity in journalist killings muzzles press

Impunity in journalist killings muzzles press CPJ Impunity Index: Nigeria enters ranking; Somalia, Pakistan, Brazil and Mexico persist   New York, May 2, 2013-Unpunished, deadly violence continues to plague More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Somalia: Journalist murders muzzle the press

MEDIA ADVISORY CPJ to launch 2013 Impunity Index New York, April 30, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its 2013 Impunity Index, a global tally of countries with the highest number of More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Somalia:Authorities must investigate murder of Somali journalist

Nairobi, April 22, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Somali authorities to keep their promise to prosecute journalists’ killers by investigating the murder of Mohamed Ibrahim Raage. More...

By MGoth On Friday, April 5th, 2013
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Somalia:In Somalia, police claim questions in reported killing

New York, April 5, 2013–Police in Somalia say they have been holding a woman in custody for much of this week after they say questions were raised about the veracity of reports that a journalist was fatally More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Somalia:Visiting Somali journalist shot dead in Mogadishu

Nairobi, March 25, 2013–Somali authorities must immediately investigate the murder of a radio journalist who was shot dead on Sunday evening in Mogadishu, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two More...

By MGoth On Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Somalia:Jubilation, then tragedy, for Mogadishu press this week

By Tom Rhodes/CPJ East Africa Consultant “He’s free! He’s free!” a friend of mine from Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, shouted down the phone line on Sunday. For a fleeting second I More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Somalia: Puntland authorities ban three radio stations

Nairobi, March 18, 2013-The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by a recent directive from authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region banning local broadcasters from airing More...

By MGoth On Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Somali court frees reporter jailed for interviewing rape victim

MOGADISHU – A Somali judge on Sunday freed a journalist who was jailed last month for interviewing an alleged gang-rape victim in a case that sparked international condemnation over how Somali authorities More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Somali appellate court upholds journalist’s conviction

Somali appellate court upholds journalist’s conviction Nairobi, March 4, 2013-Sunday’s decision by an appellate court in Mogadishu to uphold the conviction of a freelance Somali journalist in connection More...

By MGoth On Friday, February 15th, 2013
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World: Attacks and censorship erode press freedom worldwide

New York, February 15, 2013-An unprecedented rise in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned in the past year coupled with restrictive legislation and state censorship is jeopardizing independent reporting More...

By MGoth On Monday, February 4th, 2013
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CPJ–UK should press Somalia on journalist’s jailing, murders

The Rt. Hon. David Cameron   Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   10 Downing Street   London SW1A 2AA Great Britain   Via facsimile: (+44) 2079250918     Dear Prime Minister Cameron,   In More...

By MGoth On Monday, January 28th, 2013
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Somalia should free jailed reporter, solve press murders

PRESS FREEDOM LETTER  January 28, 2013 H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Office of the President of Somalia Villa Somalia, Mogadishu Via email Dear President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, We More...

By MGoth On Monday, December 24th, 2012

Africa:Somalis in Kenya squeezed by security forces, refugee order

Exiled Somali journalists living in Nairobi were struck with disbelief last week when daily newspapers published a statement by the Department of Refugee Affairs ordering all Somali refugees to move to refugee camps. More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

As impunity reigns in Somalia, president takes note

By Tom Rhodes/CPJ East Africa Consultant In October, two gunmen shot Shabelle Media Network reporter Mohamed Mohamud as he left a mosque one evening; he died from the gunshot wounds less than one week later. Several More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Assailants shoot dead a journalist in Somaliland

Nairobi, October 24, 2012-Unidentified gunmen killed a journalist in the Somaliland town of Las Anod on Tuesday, the first work-related fatality CPJ has documented in the semi-autonomous republic.   Ahmed Farah More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Somalia: Gunmen shoot Somali journalist in Mogadishu

Nairobi, October 22, 2012-Somali authorities must investigate the shooting of a journalist for a national broadcaster, identify the motive, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Somalia: Puntland authorities close down radio and website

Nairobi, October 9, 2012-Security agents in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland shuttered private broadcaster Horseed FM on Saturday morning and ordered Internet service providers in the region to block the station’s More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Somalia:Two Somali journalists killed in Mogadishu

Nairobi, September 28, 2012-Two Somali journalists have been killed in Mogadishu in the past 24 hours, one in a brutal targeted attack, according to local journalists and news reports. Local residents found the More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Somalia: Fourth Somali journalist killed in Mogadishu in 24-hour span

Nairobi, September 21, 2012–Unidentified gunmen killed veteran Somali journalist Hassan Yusuf Absuge in Mogadishu this morning, just hours after he had reported on an explosion that killed 14 people including More...