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 […]
January 21, 2018

Joint Statement on National Press Day, 21 January 2018

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Human Rights Journalists (HRJ), Somali Women Journalists Club (SOWJOC), Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) and […]
January 15, 2018

Blatant Lies Bring Rogue Information Minister in the Open

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) hereby responds to the recent statement issued by Mr Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow, the unqualified Minister of Information in […]
January 10, 2018

Stakeholders to Prioritise Safety of Journalists and Issues of Impunity in Africa

  Communiqué A one-day Stakeholders’ Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity was held in Juba, South Sudan, on Monday, December 11, […]
January 8, 2018

“Devastating verdict” against two journalists is a gross miscarriage of justice, says NUSOJ

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today termed sentence of two journalists to 2 years in prison each by Somaliland court for publishing an […]
January 8, 2018

NUSOJ demands “immediate release” of Broadcast journalist

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today demanded the immediate and unconditional release of broadcast journalist Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed who has been in police custody […]
January 5, 2018

Journalist survives Mogadishu shooting assault unhurt

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today strongly condemned a murder attempt against journalist Ahmed Yusuf Suleman, a reporter for privately owned HornCable TV in […]
January 1, 2018

2017 turned out to be another grim year for journalists and journalism in Somalia, says NUSOJ

2017 has turned out to be another anus horribilis for journalists throughout Somalia. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) recorded during the year four journalists […]
November 9, 2017

UN upholds case of “very serious nature” against Somalia over trade union rights abuses

The UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) has, at the 331st Session of its Governing Body yesterday, upheld a complaint submitted by the National Union of Somali […]
October 25, 2017

NUSOJ deeply saddened by killing of another journalist in Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is deeply saddened at the death of a local journalist, Jafar Ali Mohamed, and joins media colleagues in southwestern regions […]
October 23, 2017

European Union court clears way for judicial action against Mohamed Ibrahim

On Thursday, 19 October 2017, the European Union trademark court of Alicante in Spain decreed admissible judicial action against Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Nur, Moalimuu, based on […]
October 16, 2017

Journalists among victims of massive truck bombing in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today condemned in the strongest terms the massive truck bombing that occurred in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday, 14 October […]
September 23, 2017

Journalists discuss freedom of expression, media law and criminal defamation

A training on freedom of expression, media law and defamation, organized by the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), was today held in Mogadishu, attracting 35 […]
September 22, 2017

Reject law silencing journalists, parliament told

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is asking members of both houses of the Federal Parliament of Somalia not to taint their names by approving […]
September 13, 2017

Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Central Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is deeply saddened to learn that journalist Abdullahi Osman Moallim of Jubaland TV succumbed to serious head wounds sustained from […]
September 11, 2017

Three journalists among victims in devastating suicide bomb blast in Central Somalia

Three local journalists were caught up yesterday, Sunday 10 September 2017, in a suicide bombing in Beledweyne town of Hiran region in Central Somalia, the National Union […]
August 24, 2017

Training Seminar for Journalists on international standards of freedom of expression

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has delivered a training seminar in Mogadishu, Somalia, on International Standards of Freedom of Expression for 30 journalists from […]
August 7, 2017

Puntland arbitrarily arrests an independent journalist

The National Union of Somali Journalist (NUSOJ) has today condemned the arbitrary arrest and detention of an independent journalist in Puntland. Journalist Omar Saed Mohamed, known […]
July 13, 2017

New Media Bill represents major impediment for media freedom, NUSOJ condemns “harsh” media legislation

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is deeply concerned about the new media bill which was today endorsed by Somalia’s council of ministers. The effects […]