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Mohamoud Abdi Jama
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Somaliland journalist summoned by CID on request by Silanyo’s family

The Central Investigations Department on Thursday asked award-winning journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Waaheen newspaper, Mohamoud Abdi Jama to appear before it in connection with a complaint filed against him More...

Universal TV reporter killed in Las Anod
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
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Reporter killed in Somaliland, bomb rocks Sool region

A television news reporter was shot and killed by unknown gunmen on Tuesday night in the relatively lawless and volatile region of Sool. Authorities in Las Anod said Ahmed “Sakin” Farah, a reporter for More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

CPJ calls on Somaliland president to end press crackdown

June 13, 2012 President Ahmed Mohamoud Silyano Office of the President Hargeisa, Somaliland (transmitted via email) Dear President Ahmed Mohamoud Silanyo, We are writing to express our alarm over deteriorating conditions More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, January 28th, 2012

SOMALIA: Gunmen gun down Radio Shabelle director

MOGADISHU — Gunmen shot and killed the director of Radio Shabelle while getting home from work on Saturday evening in the Somali capital. A producer at Shabelle said unidentified gunmen killed Hassan Osman More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Somali Journalists: United in the quest for truth

HARGEISA — The work of journalists in Somaliland and Somalia is vitally important, but incredibly dangerous. The following chilling statistics collated by the Committee to Protect Journalists ( More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, March 28th, 2011
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Somali government arrests journalists in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — An editor of a Somali radio station says the government has detained two journalists from his organization for allegedly reporting inaccuracies of fighting between government forces and Islamist More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

SOMALIA: Gunmen kill veteran broadcast journalist

New York, May 5, 2010 —Three gunmen shot dead veteran broadcast journalist Sheik Nur Mohamed Abkey on Tuesday evening as he was returning home from work at the state-run Radio Mogadishu, local journalists told More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Getting Away With Murder: CPJ’s 2010 Impunity Index

New York, April 20, 2010 (Somalilandpress) —Deadly, unpunished violence against the press has soared in the Philippines and Somalia, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found in its newly updated Impunity More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, December 27th, 2009

SOMALIA: Local reporters call on Puntland to release VOA reporter

GAROWE (Somalilandpress) — On Sunday 21st of December, Mohamed Yasin Ishaq, a correspondent for American-based VOA Somali Service was snatched from his home midnight while asleep with his family in the town More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, December 7th, 2009

CPJ’s annual prison census 2009: In Sub-Saharan Africa, 9 out of 10 detained without charge

New York, 8 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – On December 1, a total of 25 journalists were imprisoned in Sub-Saharan Africa in retaliation for their journalism, and nearly 90 percent of these journalists More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, December 4th, 2009

CPJ: Explosion kills three Somali journalists in Mogadishu

NEW YORK, 4 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Three journalists were among the victims of a suicide bombing at a Benadir University graduation ceremony in Mogadishu today. At least 22 people were killed at More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Local Journalists Launch Action Plan To Counter The Oppression Of The Media

NAIROBI, 1 December 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Somali media and journalist associations decided on a cooperative action plan to counter the growing oppression of the media in Somalia. In 2009 six Somali journalists More...

By Hassan Ali On Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Somaliland Journalists Held at Addis Ababa Airport

HARGEISA, 28 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Six Somaliland journalists are held at Addis Ababa Airport in Ethiopia for the third day. The journalists were on their way to Nairobi to attend a workshop for More...

By Abdiqani On Sunday, August 9th, 2009

The Jailings and Spurious Charges Against Journalists in Somaliland

 “Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, July 17th, 2009

U.S. Urges Release of Journalists in Somaliland

U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya Press Release July 17, 2009 U.S. Urges Release of Journalists in Somaliland The United States government condemns the recent arrests in Somaliland of Radio Horyaal journalists Mohamed More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Somaliland: Police Beat, Briefly Detain Journalists without a cause.

Hargeisa, 9 July 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Somalilandpress reporter, Mr. Abdiqani Baynah along with another journalist from Qarannews Hasan Keefkeef have been beaten and briefly detained by the police in Hargeisa More...