The impact of online/offline harassment on Somali female journalists

The growing popularity of digital media was supposed to give women in media visibility and safety but instead, it’s making women journalists more vulnerable. Somali female journalists are negatively affecting the increased online and offline harassment against them. The level of violence, threats of violence, and intimidation directed towards female journalists have knocked down their […]Read More

Maryan Seylac: “So sad to see journalists being treated as

Somalia’s organization for women in the media has strongly condemned the torture by the government soldiers on journalists in Mogadishu as humiliation and an act of terror while they were on duty to report the latest attack by Al-Shabaab militants. Maryan Seylac, the executive director of Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA), said she was upset […]Read More

SOMWA worries on safety of SBC TV female journalist in

SOMWA is concerned over the safety of Habiba Ladan Abdi, a female journalist who has been receiving threats from the security forces in Qardho, Puntland, a member state of Somalia’s Federal government. Habiba, SBC TV journalist told SOMWA that earlier this week, the police raided both her home address and also office because of news […]Read More

Remembrance event for the slain journalist Abdiaziz Afrika held in

LONDON (SOMWA) – A group of prominent Somali journalists gathered in London on 29 November 2021, to commemorate the death of late former Radio Mogadishu director Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled (Afrika), who was killed in a suicide car bomb last week in Mogadishu – Al-Shabaab claimed the responsibility for that attack. The attack also wounded several […]Read More

SOMWA calls on justice for female journalists in Somalia

SOMWA says the female journalists in Somalia face challenges in their jobs in the field as the media authorities in the country continue to ignore the rights of the girls in the media. This comes as the world celebrated the international day of ending impunity on the crimes against journalists. Speaking to the Tubta Nabada […]Read More

SOMWA: “Crimes against female journalists should be ended”

Today was the international day of ending impunity for crimes against journalists. Female journalists in Somalia are being subjected to harassment while they are on duty. SOMWA is lobbying to find all means to stop the crimes against female journalists and seek justice for their share in the media. “What we need is a handful […]Read More

Somalia: ‘Sustained focus, investments’ needed to boost women’s political participation

Briefing ambassadors under the Women, Peace, and Security agenda, she said that her most recent trip, earlier this month, was aimed at boosting women’s involvement, including in upcoming parliamentary elections. “I made this second visit to Somalia because women’s political participation is a game-changer in our efforts to achieve sustainable peace, development, and more resilient […]Read More

New Research: Alarming Evidence of Online Attacks on Women Journalists

Julie Posetti, Jackie Harrison and Silvio Waisbord The insidious problem of online violence against women journalists is increasingly spilling offline, with potentially deadly consequences, a new global survey suggests. Twenty percent of women journalists and media workers who participated in the survey – run by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the United Nations […]Read More

Impunity of those who kill journalists lead to more murders

Killers of journalists go unpunished nine out of ten times – leading to more murders of those who report and bring vital information to the public. This is according to UNESCO in a statement marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI) commemorated on November 2. The date was chosen to […]Read More