February 20, 2020

Police target and brutalise journalists covering public protest

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the barbaric act that resulted the brief detention and brutalisation of three journalists in Galkayo of Mudug region […]
February 19, 2020

NUSOJ drags Senate to the Supreme Court to challenge the constitutionality of its decision to pass Repressive Media Law

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has filed an application at the Supreme Court of Somalia to challenge the constitutionality of the decision made by […]
February 17, 2020

NUSOJ strongly condemns killing of journalist, demands justice

National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is deeply troubled by the assassination of Abdulwali Ali Hassan also known as “Online” who was killed in Afgoye town […]
February 13, 2020

NUSOJ and Aljazeera Media Institute Conclude Media Training Program for TV reporters in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and the Aljazeera Media Institute (AJMI) have successfully concluded 5-day training on TV reporting for Somali journalists in Mogadishu […]
January 20, 2020

New Draft Media Law Puts Undue Restrictions on Media Freedom

President Farmaajo Should Return Media Law to Parliament for Revision The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) wishes to express its deep concerns regarding the provisions […]
January 15, 2020

The climate of ‘death, detention and duress’ as media repression mounts countrywide, says the annual report

In 2019, journalists in Somalia’s different regions have continued to face an array of serious repressive attacks including killings, threats, physical assaults, harassment, intimidation and censorship, […]
October 9, 2019

NUSOJ deplores continued arbitrary detention of an independent journalist

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is shocked and alarmed by the continued arbitrary detention of an independent journalist in Baidoa city by the security […]
May 31, 2019

Journalists face threats, intimidations ahead of Jubbaland elections

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns multi-pronged attacks by Jubbaland authorities in Kismayo against journalists reporting on sensitive issues, threatening freedom of expression ahead […]
May 3, 2019

NUSOJ concerned about lack of meaningful progressive media reforms in Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) joins the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2019 amid increased calls for the realignment […]
January 1, 2019

RECAP: A look back at Somali journalists struggling to survive media attacks

2018 has been another year where journalists in Somalia have been affected by threats, intimidations, arrests, judicial persecutions, torture and killings. Numerous reports compiled by the […]
December 25, 2018

Freedom of expression and safety of journalists training targets young Somali journalists

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in cooperation with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has concluded a two-day workshop on freedom of expression and […]
December 22, 2018

Somali Journalist Killed in Mogadishu Blast

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today condemns the murder of veteran journalist and other innocent people by coordinated double suicide bombings in Mogadishu. Long-serving […]
December 16, 2018

Journalist detained over Facebook Post

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today called for the immediate and unconditional release of a journalist arrested in Somaliland after posting a comment […]
December 11, 2018

Radio journalist survives shooting attack, NUSOJ demands protection of journalists’ safety

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today called for an end to threats and physical attacks against journalists in Puntland, after a journalist survived […]
December 4, 2018

Veteran Journalist seriously wounded in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the assassination attempt of journalist Ismail Sheikh Khalifa after vehicle-borne improvised explosive device […]
December 2, 2018

Female journalists undergo training on gender-based violence

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in cooperation with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) conducted a Training Workshop for Women Journalists on Gender-based Violence […]
November 30, 2018

Rights-Based Approach to Review of Constitutional Issues in Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) commends the Federal Government of Somalia for having welcomed the rights-based approach to the determination and review of constitutional […]
September 19, 2018

Radio Journalist stabbed to death in brutal attack in Somalia, says NUSOJ

19 September 2018 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemn the horrific murder of a local radio journalist following brutal knife attack in Galkayo […]
August 16, 2018

NUSOJ’s position over so-called “Somalia Media Safety Protocol” and “Safety of Journalists Protection Programme

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) wishes to state very categorically its position concerning the so-called “Somalia Media Safety Protocol” and “Safety of Journalists Protection […]
August 11, 2018

Kenyan High Court bars Finnish NGOs from using EU funds to bankroll an impostor

The High Court of Kenya in Nairobi has issued yesterday an injunction following an application from the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) barring two NGOs […]