Saturday, July 24, 2021

Somalia: Amnesty Blames Puntland for Arbitrary Persecution of Journalists

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Authorities in Somalia’s Puntland regional state have escalated their attacks on media freedom by intimidating, harassing and arbitrarily arresting journalists ahead of presidential and...

Tigray Crisis: BBC Girmay Gebru Narrates Ordeal in Ethiopian Army Hands

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The BBC's Girmay Gebru, who was one of several media workers detained recently in Mekelle, capital of Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, describes what happened...
Detained Borama Journalists

Somaliland Online Media Association Urges Immediate Release of Detained Journalists

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A statement from the Somaliland Online Media Association (SOMA) strongly condemns the government of Somaliland and, particularly, the municipality of Borame for the 'unjustified...

RSF 2020 Report: Journalists Murdered Not Protected Even in Peaceful Countries

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) publishes the second part of its annual report on abuses committed against journalists around the world. In 2020, 50 journalists were...

Reporters Without Borders Call Somalia to Halt Detention of Journalists on Duty

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As journalists continue to be arrested arbitrarily at an alarming rate in Somalia and as a presidential election draws nearer, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)...

Ahmed Abdinur – Prominent BBC Somali Editor, Reporter Dies of COVID-19

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One of the most famous veteran journalists of the BBC Somali Service has died in London, England. Ahmed Abdinur, whose name and voice are well...

UK Court Blocks US Attempt to Extradite Julian Assange

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is immensely relieved by the 4 January decision of UK District Judge Vanessa Baraitser blocking the United States’ attempt to extradite...

Somalia Attorney-General Threatens Court Action Against Critical Media

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The Somalia Journalists Syndicate (SJS) strongly condemns the new threats against the independent media and journalists in Somalia, including the warning of court actions...

Human Rights, Media Watchdog Organizations Concerned About Somalia Media Law

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The Committee to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International today sent a joint letter to the president of the Federal Republic of...

Somalia Journalists Allege Farmaajo Words Put Them at Risk

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Somali journalists and rights groups are criticizing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo for remarks Saturday condemning the country’s journalists. Farmaajo said Somali journalists lack training...