Somalia / Africa

Journalists attacked in Somalia since 1992

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Somali journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nuur held incommunicado since early March

April 30, 2020 3:00 PM ET

Nairobi, April 30, 2020 -- Somali authorities should immediately release radio journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nuur and allow him to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somali journalist Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye arrested over COVID-19 Facebook posts

April 16, 2020 10:20 AM ET

Nairobi, April 16, 2020 -- Somali authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye and guarantee that the media can cover and comment on the COVID-19 pandemic without facing jail time, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somali journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin says there is ‘nobody to trust’ for COVID-19 information

April 8, 2020 10:00 AM ET

Somali freelance journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin has covered the news for 17 years, spending much of that time in one of the most dangerous places in the world to work as a journalist. Since CPJ started keeping records in 1992, at least 69 journalists have been killed in Somalia...

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Somali freelancer Abdiwali Ali Hassan killed in Lower Shabelle region

February 18, 2020 6:38 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2020--Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km (19 miles) outside Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on February 16, and died on his way to the hospital, according to three local media organizations, his...

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Somaliland court sentences journalist Abdirahman Mohamed Hiddig to 21 months in prison

January 28, 2020 2:10 PM ET

Nairobi, January 28, 2020 -- Authorities in Somaliland should immediately release journalist Abdirahman Mohamed Hiddig from prison and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somali authorities shut down radio station City FM, seek to question owner

December 23, 2019 5:08 PM ET

Nairobi, December 23, 2019 -- Somali authorities should immediately allow local broadcaster City FM to reopen and let its staffers work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somaliland police shut down Horn Cable TV, arrest its editor

November 19, 2019 2:44 PM ET

Nairobi, November 19, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland to immediately allow the privately owned Horn Cable TV to operate freely and to unconditionally release its chief editor, Abdiqaadir Saleban Aseyr, also known as Coday....

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Somaliland authorities block HadhwanaagNews website, arrest 2 employees

September 18, 2019 8:49 AM ET

Nairobi, September 18, 2019 -- Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately release two HadhwanaagNews employees and unblock the outlet’s website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somaliland police raid Horyaal 24 TV offices, arrest owner Mohamed Osman Mireh

September 9, 2019 1:43 PM ET

Nairobi, September 9, 2019 -- Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately free Mohamed Osman Mireh and allow Horyaal 24 TV to broadcast freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Somaliland police arrest Eryal TV journalists filming corruption story

August 14, 2019 4:09 PM ET

On July 30, 2019, police in the breakaway region of Somaliland arrested four journalists from privately owned Eryal TV, according to statements issued by the press rights group Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA) and the non-governmental organization Human Rights Centre-Somaliland....

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