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President of Puntland in Somalia should respect free expression

Last week, IPI joined over fifty journalist unions and freedom of expression groups in signing a letter from the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) that calls on Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole to respect freedom of expression and refrain from attacks on journalists and the media.  Since President Farole assumed office, independent media have […]

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Attacks leave 4 Somali journalists dead

Four journalists were killed over the last 24 hours in two separate attacks in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, according to news reports and journalists. “We condemn the violent attacks against Somali journalists in the strongest terms and extend our condolences to their families, friends and other journalists in Mogadishu, who should not have to […]

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Impunity remains a scourge of journalists worldwide

Thousands of journalists have been killed for reporting on issues of public interest and social justice. Together, the International Press Institute (IPI) and Transparency International (TI) are working to end impunity; to make sure that reporting on crime, politics and corruption is no longer a matter of life and death. Ahead of the International Day […]

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Fifth and sixth Somali journalists killed within a week

Abdirahman Mohamud Ali is the fifth Somali journalist to be killed within a week, reports say. His beheaded body was reportedly found in Mogadishu yesterday, but no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks. Ali, 26, reportedly worked for the news website cayaarahamaanta.com. Ahmed Abdulahi Fanah, 32, of SAPA News Agency, was shot to […]

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