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World

Top TV presenters unite to help free detained Al Jazeera staff

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Some of the world’s most prominent presenters from multiple news organisations have highlighted the importance of journalism by asking their viewers to “imagine a world where reality is distorted; imagine being kept in the dark about major world events; and imagine being silenced when speaking out could save your life.” The broadcast of the message […]

Somaliland

Somaliland: Maverick Journalist Survives Assassination Attempt

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By Goth Mohamed Goth The Chairman of Hubaal newspaper Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Jama Aka Alooley  narrowly escaped death when a two-member gang of would be assassins attacked him inside the premises housing the Somali paper in Goljano Suburb of Hargeisa. The incident happened at around 11:30pm last night, as the chief-editor of Hubaal newspaper a […]

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Somalia: Journalist killed in Somali capital; 5th this year

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Journalist shot dead in Somalia’s capital, 5th journalist to be killed this year MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali radio station editor says unidentified gunmen have shot dead a journalist in Mogadishu, the fifth to be killed in the country his year. Mohamed Abdullahi Haji, a news editor at the state-run radio station, said that […]

Somalia

Somalia: Police beat journalists attending court case in Mogadishu

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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 in meeting law enforcement and free expression demands in sexual assault cases. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attacks and calls on authorities to […]

Somaliland

Somali appellate court upholds journalist’s conviction

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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 with his interview of a reported rape victim prolongs a miscarriage of justice and is a direct assault on press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said […]

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Somalia: $50,000 for info on journalists’ killers

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Somali government is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the convictions of those killing journalists, the country’s prime minister said. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said over the weekend that the reward will help ensure that such killers are brought to justice. Somalia is one of the […]

Somalia

Somali PM says government working hard to improve after rape criticism

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s prime minister on Sunday said the authorities will do more to protect rape victims after foreign donors and human rights groups criticised the arrests of a woman allegedly gang-raped by soldiers and a journalist who interviewed her. The trial of an unidentified 27-year-old woman, her husband, and the freelance journalist has […]

Somaliland

Somalia should free jailed reporter, solve press murders

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PRESS FREEDOM LETTER  January 28, 2013 H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Office of the President of Somalia Villa Somalia, Mogadishu Via email Dear President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, We are writing to express our concern about a Somali journalist who has been imprisoned since January 10 for interviewing a woman […]

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Shabelle journalist gunned down in Somalia

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Nairobi, January 18, 2013-A veteran producer for the Shabelle Media Network was gunned down today in Mogadishu, the fifth Shabelle journalist killed in 13 months. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns this murder and calls on Somali authorities to not only investigate, but to follow up on the investigative task force on journalist murders that […]

Opinions

Somali journalist arrested for interviewing reported rape victim

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Nairobi, January 11, 2013-Somali authorities should immediately release a freelance journalist who has been in custody in Mogadishu since Thursday for interviewing a woman who claimed she was raped by government soldiers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Abdiaziz Abdinuur, who is also known as “Koronto,” has reported for several local and international news […]

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Africa : In Djibouti, journalist defiant despite revolving jail door

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Online journalist Houssein Ahmed Farah spent more than three months in jail in Djibouti before an appeals court finally released him in November–after his defense requested bail three times, Houssein said. His crime? Officially nothing. “It appears to have been an arbitrary arrest because there is still no evidence on file,” Houssein told me. He […]

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World: Conflict and murder drive sharp increase in journalist deaths

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New York, December 18, 2012-Combat-related deaths in Syria and targeted murders in Somalia, Pakistan, and Brazil are the driving forces behind a sharp rise in press fatalities in 2012, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ year-end analysis of journalists killed in the line of duty. At least 67 journalists were killed worldwide in direct […]

Somalia

Somalia:Three Somali journalists killed in suicide bomb attack

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Nairobi, September 20, 2012-Three Somali journalists were killed and at least four were injured in a suicide bomb attack in a Mogadishu café today, according to news reports and local journalists. The attack took place across the street from the National Theater, where a bomb blast in April wounded at least 10 journalists, news reports […]

Africa

Reporter Ahmed Adow Anshur shot dead in Somalia

MOGADISHU — Gunmen shot dead a journalist with Shabelle Media Network in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday making it the sixth reporter to be murdered in the war-torn nation as many months. Ahmed Adow Anshur, who joined the station two years ago, was gunned down in Darkenley district by four unknown men armed with […]

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SOMALIA: Puntland must explain detention of journalists

NEW YORK — The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland to explain why they have held two journalists without charge since Monday. Security personnel in the port city of Bossasso arrested Radio Daljir producer Mohamed Ahmed and reporter Yusuf Ali around midnight on Monday and they are […]

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Somali government should probe journalist’s murder

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NEW YORK — Somali authorities must pursue all leads in investigating the murder on Sunday of a broadcast journalist who had reported receiving several recent threats. A gunman in a military uniform shot freelance reporter Abdisalan Sheikh Hassan, according to local and international reports. Hassan, 38, was driving from the offices of HornCable TV to […]

Somaliland

SOMALILAND: Police detain 9 over opposition flag

HARGEISA (Somalilandpress) — Presidential guards netted around nine people including three journalists on Wednesday near the Presidential palace over an opposition flag. At least nine people including independent reporters were taken into custody by the President’s guards and state police when they stormed a house just few meters away from the Presidential compound. According to […]