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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 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 Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Somalia: Police beat journalists attending court case in Mogadishu

Nairobi, March 12, 2013–Somali police attacked and obstructed more than a half-dozen journalists who were seeking to cover a rape trial in Mogadishu on Saturday, as authorities continue to struggle 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 Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Somali court adjourns journalist’s appeal

Somali court of appeals has adjourned the case of a journalist and a woman he interviewed who alleged that government forces had raped her. The next date of hearing has been set for February 27. Both journalist More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Somalia:Faith in Somali judiciary hard to find after Abdiaziz jailed

“Let’s have faith in our judiciary system,” Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed told an audience Monday at London’s Chatham House, the foreign affairs think-tank. A day later, press freedom More...

By MGoth On Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Somali journalist charged over rape report

The UN and human rights groups have condemned the decision by Somalia’s government to charge a journalist for “offending national prestige” and other crimes while investigating allegations of rape by security More...