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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Journalists receive three days intensive journalism training in Garowe
Journalists receive three days intensive journalism training in Garowe

The Media Association of Puntland in collaboration with National Union of Somali Journalist (NUSOJ) and Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) conducted a three day workshop...

Tough year ahead for Somalian media
Tough year ahead for Somalian media

Somali Independent Media Houses Association is concerned about increasing crackdown by the federal government of Somalia against the media in the country...

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

Newspapers shut down by Somaliland authorities
Newspapers shut down by Somaliland authorities

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.

2013 Somali Media Awards recognises media talents, quality journalism
2013 Somali Media Awards recognises media talents, quality journalism

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), in partnership with United Nations, yesterday celebrated eight winners of the 2013 Somali Media Awards competition.

AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists
AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists

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.

Somali Media Awards 2013 open for entries
Somali Media Awards 2013 open for entries

Journalists are invited to submit stories that highlight and explain development and humanitarian issues for the 2013 Somali Media Awards.

Kalsan TV banned in Somaliland
Kalsan TV banned in Somaliland

Authorities in Somaliland earlier this week officially banned the operations of recently established, London-based television network, Kalsan TV, in Somaliland.

NUSOJ condemns murder of journo in Galkayo

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is shocked and saddened to learn of the cold-blooded murder of journalist Liban Abdullahi Farah.

Two journos sentenced to prison, fined for critical reporting

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.

Somali journalist shot, seriously wounded: officials

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.

Somalia frees journalist in 'rape case'

Somalia's Supreme Court on Sunday, 17 March 2013, freed reporter Abdiasis Abdinuur Ibrahim, imprisoned for interviewing a woman who alleged she had been raped by soldiers, AFP reported.

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Somali media law open for consultation

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.

Most dangerous countries for journalists: Syria and Somalia
Most dangerous countries for journalists: Syria and Somalia

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).

Somali journo arrested after interviewing reported rape victim

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.

By Caro Rolando

Young Somali journalist murdered

The National Union of Somali Journalists [NUSOJ] condemns the sustained deadly violence against journalists, following the killing of a young journalist in Mogadishu.

TedxMogadishu and its spiritual predecessor, Elman the Electrician
TedxMogadishu and its spiritual predecessor, Elman the Electrician

Many of the tweets joked about camel milk and the possibility of, perhaps next year, camel cheese, Insha'Allah. Others spoke of the "rebirth of hope", while one participant tweeted "TedxMogadishu event was not a success by itself. Poorly organised, no sound system, didn't follow the ted rules..." Wait a bit, did that tweet say TedxMogadishu? As in Somalia, Mogadishu?

By Greg Marinovich

Journalist wounded, another beat up by police

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is alarmed by the journalist slightly wounded by a stray bullet in Mogadishu on Tuesday evening around 6.30pm local time, while the union condemns the police beat up of a journalist in Mogadishu on 23 April 2012.

Mayor threatens to attack Shabelle media journalists

Mohamud Axmed Nur Tarzan, the mayor of Mogadishu for Somali government has threatened to wipe out all journalists working for the Independently owned radio and television of Shabelle Media Network station based in the capital, Mogadishu.

Journalist escapes assassination attempt

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the latest assassination attempt on the life of Muhaydin Hassan Mohammed, publicly known Husni, the head of news of Shabelle Media Network.

Broadcast journalist shot in Galkayo

Mogadishu: The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is condemns the brutal murder of the broadcast journalist in the restive central Somalia town of Galkayo on Sunday night, 4 March 2012, around 10pm local time by unidentified assailants in the semi-autonomous regions of Puntland.

NUSOJ condemns 'communications law'

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns latest moves contemplated to stifle and control freedom of expression, freedom of information and independent broadcasting following the announcement of completion of Somali telecommunications and broadcast media bill by the Ministry of Information, Telecommunications and Posts of Transitional Federal Government (TFG).

Murder of journo highlights most dangerous place in Africa for media

The director of the leading private radio and television network in southern Somalia was murdered last week, report the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and other IFEX members. Hassan Osman Abdi, a senior journalist and director of Shabelle Media Network, was shot dead outside his home in Mogadishu on 28 January, after being followed by five men in a sedan, says NUSOJ.

Radio station boss shot dead

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: Hassan Osman Abdi alias Fantastic, 30, the chief editor of Shabelle Radio, a popular independent broadcaster in Mogadishu, was killed Sunday evening in the Somali capital.

By Abdulkadir Khalif

Somaliland: 25 journos arrested, four held, TV station closed

Reporters Without Borders is worried by events of the past week affecting the media in the breakaway northwestern territory of Somaliland, in which a total of 25 journalists were arrested and a television station, HornCable TV, was closed in Hargeisa.

Journos detained, barred from traveling

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) have expressed deep concern over perpetual attacks against journalists by Somaliland police, who continue to arrest and detain reporters. Some journalists have also been barred from traveling around Somaliland to cover stories.

Government urged to probe journalist's murder

In Mogadishu, Somali authorities must pursue all leads in investigating the murder of broadcast journalist, Abdisalan Sheikh Hassan on Sunday 18 December who had reported receiving several recent threats.

Somalia: Journalist killed in Mogadishu

A man in Somali military uniform shot dead a local TV journalist in the streets of the capital Mogadishu Sunday [18 December 2011], a security official said, adding that they were investigating the killing.

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