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 […]
July 27, 2018

Journalist murdered in Mogadishu, NUSOJ demands arrest of perpetrator responsible for killing journalist

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms the murder of a young broadcast journalist in Mogadishu, and calls on the authorities […]
July 5, 2018

EU: Historic vote highlights the severity of freedom of expression situation in Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes the resolution passed by the European Parliament today, recognizing the need for urgent action to end grave violations […]
July 3, 2018

Somaliland arrests television reporter in sustained media suppression

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) protests against the sustained suppression of journalists and news media by Somaliland authorities following today’s arrest of television reporter. […]
June 20, 2018

Independent newspaper banned after publishing critical articles

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) vehemently condemns the “injudicious” decision from Somaliland court which banned an independent newspaper in Hargeisa from publishing, following an […]
June 15, 2018

Somalia should stop hounding trade unions and endangering union leadership

Press Release 15 June 2018 Alarmed by the worsening human and trade union rights situation in Somalia, the Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, Mr […]
June 5, 2018

Another journalist arrested as harassment and arbitrary arrests of journalists intensify

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today expressed dismay at the continued arbitrary arrests of journalists in Las Anod, Sool region, for covering the […]
May 29, 2018

Somaliland Bans Two Private Television Stations

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is gravely alarmed over the decision of Somaliland authorities to ban two privately owned television stations in the its […]
May 3, 2018

Somali journalists’ union marks World Press Freedom Day amid a welter of violations

The freedom and safety of journalists in Somalia have come under heavy siege in the year 2017 as the campaign to criminalise journalism intensified, with four […]
May 3, 2018

NUSOJ Annual Report 2017

The year 2017 saw very little easing of the continued attacks on journalists in many regions of the country. Violence, attacks, impunity and injustice against journalists […]