As a result of the partnership, Premier Bank will now issue and accept the first MasterCard-branded payment cards in Somalia, a country which hasn't had any form of formal banking service since the collapse of the government...
CPJ reports that police in Somaliland raided the Hargeisa offices of the independent Somali-language paper Haatuf and its sister English-language weekly, Somaliland Times, and suspended them indefinitely.
The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is protesting against the decision to ban the Somali Chanel television in Beletwein, Hiiraan in Central Somalia by the Hiiraan administration on Sunday, 26 January, 2014.
WIOCC and local shareholder Dalkom Somalia, has announced that it will launch connectivity to/from Somalia via the EASSy cable from Q1 2014, offering services directly from Mogadishu to the rest of the world.
On Sunday, 21 July 2013, more that 100 journalists and media managers from broadcast, print and online media came together in Mogadishu to discuss the proposed new media law which was adopted by the Council of Ministers of Somalia, and they renewed their objections to the draft media law.
At a debate held by the National Union of Somali Journalists late last week more than 30 media representatives from radio stations, television network operators, newspaper and international news organisations expressed their objections to the proposed draft Law on Media.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has condemned draconian sentences handed down by Somaliland Court in Hargeisa. Journalist Hassan Hussein Abdullahi, known as Keefkeef, received a two-year jail term and two million Somaliland shilling fine; while journalist Mohamed Ahmed Jama, known as Aloley, received one year jail term and one million Somaliland shillings.
The acting attorney general in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland should withdraw his request to suspend the independent daily Hubaal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday, 13 June 2013. A court ruled on Tuesday that the paper had been indefinitely suspended at the request of Aden Ahmed Mouse, according to news reports.
Gunmen shot and seriously wounded a Somali journalist in the volatile southern port city of Kismayo, officials and colleagues said Thursday [30 May 2013], the latest in a string of attacks against the media.
Media advocates in Somalia worry that a recent case against a journalists who exposed the story of a gang rape involving members of the national security forces will serve as a deterrent to journalists countrywide.
45 media stakeholders gathered on Monday, 18 February 2013 in Mogadishu to consult about the state of the media in Mogadishu, with a particular focus on media law reform, the security and persecution of journalists.
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: On-going armed conflicts and insurgency make Syria and Somalia the world's most dangerous places for journalists, according to the annual figures on journalist deaths compiled by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
A Somali freelance journalist has been detained without charge since 10 January 2013 after interviewing a woman who says she was raped by state security forces. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports that Abdiaziz Abdinur was summoned by the Central Investigations Department (CID) last Thursday, in connection with the interview he conducted with the woman.