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Somalia: Press freedom deteriorating at rapid pace

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has urged Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to take immediate steps to end the harassment of journalists and media outlets. In letters sent to the president last week, IPI expressed serious concern over the rapidly deteriorating state […]

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IPI condemns the arrest of VoA journalist in Somalia

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today strongly condemned the arbitrary arrest of Mukhtar Mohamed Atosh, a reporter for the Voice of America and urged the authorities to release him immediately. Atosh was arrested on Monday by the South West State police in […]

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Press freedom under strain in Somalia in milestone election year

When a car bomb exploded at a security checkpoint near the Somali national parliament in Mogadishu in January, killing four and wounding 10 others, freelance journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Bulbul rushed to the scene to report the news. As police blocked off the area and emergency services worked to sort through the wreckage, a crowd of […]

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Arrests, threats worsen press freedom climate in Somalia

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has today expressed concern at the worsening climate of arrests and threats against independent journalists in Somalia and called on authorities to protect journalists from police violence. In recent months, a pattern of arrests, intimidation and censorship […]

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