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Somalia: Journalists face arrest, police harassment to start 2021

The IPI global network calls on Somalia authorities to increase the protection of journalists following recent incidents of arrests and harassment by police. IPI strongly condemns authorities’ actions of raiding newsrooms and detaining journalists. On January 30, armed police raided Sooyaal TV and Radio, a local media station in Abudwak town, and beat and detained […]

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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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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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