Wednesday, July 17, 2019

‘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...

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed inside Consulate, sources say

Washington Post contributor has lived in self-imposed exile in the US for the past year fearing retribution for his critical views on Saudi policies Turkey has concluded...

Somaliland: Minister Guribarwaqo paves way for media ‘censorship’

Somaliland minister for information, Abdirahman Abdullahi Farah 'Guri-Barwaqo', on a ministerial decree he signed on Thursday, limited what  Somaliland media outlets can cover and...

‘Press Behind Bars’ event highlights journalists imprisoned around the world

At a panel discussion held today during the U.N. General Assembly, the Committee to Protect Journalists denounced several countries for imprisoning journalists, and others...

Somalia: Galmudug detains journalist for spreading ‘false news’

Authorities in the Somali state of Galmudug should immediately release broadcast journalist Mohamed Abdiwali Tohow without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today....

The Making of ‘Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story’

A fierce battle involving Fort Drum soldiers in Somalia began on Oct. 3, 1993, with a radio transmission -- "black hawk down." The majority of...

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

New features include advanced PR value metrics, a detailed summary page and extra information about the websites covering each press release – making APO...

Report: Google suppressed an explosive memo about its Chinese search engine

Google's prototype may have been designed to track citizens. Every time we hear a new report about Google's alleged censored search engine for China, it...

A rising threat to the internet: water

Undersea internet cables are sensitive at the coastlines, and as our study found, cables for New York and New Jersey are particularly at risk. Despite whimsical...

Somalia: VoP journalist stabbed to death in Galkayu

Unknown assailants have killed a journalist in Somalia's central town, Galkayo. Abdirizak Said Osman who was a newscaster and reporter for Radio Codka Nabadda  (Voice...

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Viral FaceApp challenge ‘forbidden’, Muslim scholar says

An Islamic scholar has condemned a social media trend that has swept the Middle East and much of the world, arguing it goes against...

Somalia: Al Shabaab Picks Up Operations, Visibility

Determined to re-emerge as the only credible force to reckon with in business, in social activities and in security, the Al-Qaeda affiliated Somalia-based Al-Shabaab...

Both Somalia, Somaliland Resort to Unsubstantiated Claims to Mitigate Livestock Export Fiasco

Using young media people, some of whom are suspected of being in its payroll, Somalia is sponsoring lies by the dozen purporting to its...