Monday, January 21, 2019

IFJ names where nearly 100 journalists were killed on the job in 2018

IFJ says 94 journalists and media workers died in targeted killings, bomb attacks and crossfire incidents this year. The number of journalists and media workers...

Social media’s year of falling from grace blamed for data breaches

In 2018, technology firms such as Facebook and Google faced more scrutiny and negative press over their handling of data breaches and online speech....

Somalila: Daljir Radio director escapes Bossasso assassination attempt

The Director-General of Daljir Radio station, Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed escaped an apparent assassination bid on Sunday in Bossasso city, northeast of Somalia, Garowe...

Somalia journalist badly hurt in car bomb blast, police say

A Somali police officer says a journalist has been seriously wounded in a car bomb blast in Mogadishu. Captain Mohamed Hussein says Ismail Sheikh Khalif,...

Somalia Media Associations Demand End to Government Intimidation On Journalists

  Active media associations and practicing journalists ask the Federal Government of Somalia to refrain from constant harassment and intimidation targeting journalists. Media practitioners released the...

With new magazine, Minnesota writer curates stories for global Somali diaspora

Safy-Hallan Farah launches a platform for young Somali writers and artists. Safy-Hallan Farah wasn’t seeing the words and images that reflected the bright, beautiful Somali...

The most successful Somali people aren’t outside Africa

An aspiring entrepreneur Hodan Nalayeh felt Western media lacked nuance on Somalia and launched her own YouTube channel to counter oversimplified or exaggerated media...

Somaliland: Information ministry on a collision course with independent media

Following a case the Somaliland ministry of information filed against two independent television stations owned and registered in Somaliland, the Ministry exacerbated the situation...

Somalia tops list of Global Impunity Index on worst treatment of journalists

Impunity is entrenched in 14 nations, according to CPJ's 2018 Global Impunity Index, which ranks states with the worst records of prosecuting the killers...

‘I went through a long period of wanting to kill the Somali pirates who...

Writer Michael Scott Moore set out to write a book about pirates in the Horn of Africa but ended up being held hostage for...

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Will The EAC Hold Or Loose Mere Anarchy On East Africa?

There is an old story, probably apocryphal, that shines a light on the way the East African Community (EAC) and its interstate relations have...

Amidst Brexit drama, UK takes a stand against conflict-related sexual violence

Kicking off what is guaranteed to be a watershed year for British foreign policy, an event held in the British Parliament on Wednesday revealed a glimmer...

Somaliland: SOLJA Slams SAAB owner’s Malicious Rhetoric

Chairman Huuto describes SAAB owner rhetoric as quite besmirching and befitting the profession The chairman of Somaliland Journalists Association, SOLJA, Mr. Mohammed Abdi Jama a.k.a. Huuto...