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SOMALILAND UPDATE: Radio journalists arrested two weeks ago for allegedly inciting inter-clan violence in broadcast appear in court for third time

Two Somaliland radio journalists arrested on 13 July for allegedly inciting inter-clan violence with a broadcast appeared in court for the third time on Tuesday, Hargeisa-based Media Rights Somaliland (MeRiS) told the International Press Institute (IPI) on Wednesday. At the hearing, witness Mohamed Nur Kaahin, a Gebilay province elder, testified that nothing in the defendants’ […]

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Two Somaliland journalists arrested, Horn Cable TV banned, amid crackdown in run-up to presidential elections

In Somaliland, two journalists working for Radio Horyaal were arrested on 13 July, for allegedly inciting clan violence, and local independent Horn Cable TV (HCTV) has been banned. The International Press Institute (IPI) is concerned that this signals a media crackdown in the autonomous region of Somalia, in the run-up to presidential elections in September. […]

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Letter: Editor of independent newspaper arrested

H.E. Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf President Office of the President Garowe Puntland State of Somalia Fax: +252-944-6503 / +252-54-54024 / +252-523-4801 Vienna, 28 April 2004 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, leading journalists and media executives in over 120 countries, is deeply concerned about the arrest of Abdishakur Yusuf Ali, […]

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Letter: Broadcast license withdrawn

H.E. Colonel Abdullahi Yusuf Office of the President Garowe Puntland State of Somalia Vienna, 24 May 2002 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, is extremely concerned at the decision to withdraw the licence of a broadcasting company in Puntland, a self-declared, semi-autonomous region of […]

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