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...
5 Nov 2014 11:06
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.
18 Jul 2014 09:05
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.
9 Apr 2014 07:48
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), in partnership with United Nations, yesterday celebrated eight winners of the 2013 Somali Media Awards competition.
19 Feb 2014 10:37
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.
13 Feb 2014 14:43
Journalists are invited to submit stories that highlight and explain development and humanitarian issues for the 2013 Somali Media Awards.
24 Oct 2013 11:31
Authorities in Somaliland earlier this week officially banned the operations of recently established, London-based television network, Kalsan TV, in Somaliland.
25 Jul 2013 11:33
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is shocked and saddened to learn of the cold-blooded murder of journalist Liban Abdullahi Farah.
8 Jul 2013 10:11
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.
4 Jul 2013 11:23
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.
31 May 2013 09:17
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.
18 Mar 2013 12:36
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.
22 Feb 2013 14:12
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013 10:33
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).
1 Feb 2013 09:47
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 17 Jan 2013 14:03
The National Union of Somali Journalists [NUSOJ] condemns the sustained deadly violence against journalists, following the killing of a young journalist in Mogadishu.
18 Sep 2012 11:48
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 21 May 2012 11:07
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.
25 Apr 2012 13:08
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.
13 Apr 2012 14:50
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.
27 Mar 2012 12:08
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.
6 Mar 2012 09:29
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).
20 Feb 2012 13:44
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.
3 Feb 2012 09:37
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.
17 Jan 2012 15:24
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.
11 Jan 2012 11:52
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.
19 Dec 2011 09:14
ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.
16 Sep 2010 10:35