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Journalists killed in Somalia since 1992

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Getting Away with Murder

October 31, 2017 8:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2017 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free...

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Somaliland court jails journalist for 18 months

October 10, 2017 4:20 PM ET

Nairobi, October 10, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the conviction and sentencing of Somaliland journalist Mohamed Adan Dirir during a one-day trial held without the journalist's lawyer....

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Somaliland journalist detained on false news accusation

September 27, 2017 11:16 AM ET

Nairobi, September 27, 2017--Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Adan Dirir, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested the Somali journalist on September 16 on allegations of incitement and publishing false news, local journalist groups told CPJ....

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Somali journalist dies after suicide bomber targets café

September 14, 2017 5:54 PM ET

Nairobi, September 14--Somali broadcast journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim died yesterday from injuries sustained on September 10 when a suicide bomber attacked a café in Beldweyne where members of the press gather, Somalia's Minister of Information, Abdirahman Omar Osman, and the journalist's colleagues, told CPJ....

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Journalist detained without charge in Puntland

August 9, 2017 5:52 PM ET

Nairobi, August 9, 2017--Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Omar, who works for the news website Horseed Media and the privately owned Somali Cable TV channel, on August 6, 2017, in Garowe, the administrative...

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Q&A: Somali editor says efforts to make media law less restrictive don't go far enough

August 2, 2017 2:17 PM ET

On July 13, Somalia's Cabinet approved proposed changes to the country's national media law as part of a review to overhaul the regulatory framework under which journalists currently work. But Somali journalists and local media rights groups have criticized the government for not doing enough to provide journalists with...

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TV journalist detained in Somaliland

July 10, 2017 6:39 PM ET

Nairobi, July 10, 2017--Authorities in Somaliland should immediately release TV journalist Omar Ali Hassan Serbiya, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security officers arrested Omar when he arrived at Hargeisa on July 8, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous republic, his employer told CPJ....

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Puntland journalist jailed after criticizing president

July 7, 2017 6:12 PM ET

Nairobi, July 7, 2017--Authorities in Puntland should immediately release journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces in Garowe, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, have detained Ahmed, the founder of the news website Puntlandone.com, since July 2, according to media...

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Somaliland journalist held without charge for asking question at press conference

June 1, 2017 4:39 PM ET

New York, June 1, 2017--Authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland should immediately release Mohamed Adan Dirir, the editor of the online news portal Horseed Media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mohamed has been jailed without charge since Somaliland Health Minister Saleban Isee ordered police to arrest him...

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Somaliland editor detained after trading himself for colleague's freedom

April 20, 2017 6:31 PM ET

New York, April 20, 2017--Somaliland authorities should immediately release Ibrahim Osman Ahmed, editor of Hangool News, who has been held without charge since April 15, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ibrahim is in custody in Hargeisa Central Police Station after handing himself over to police to secure the...

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