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Somalia: Govt. soldiers torture Shabelle TV female journalist and her

Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) is strongly condemning the torture on Shabele TV female reporter Safiyo Osman Abdulle and her cameraman Abdukadir Gacal by the Somali government soldiers in Mogadishu capital on Monday morning, describing it as in violation of human rights and freedom of expression. This came hours after Somalia president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo […]Read More

SOMWA supports Somalia reform on 1964 panel code

Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) has welcomed the announcement by the president of the Somali Federal government Mohamed Abdulahi Farmajo over the reform of the country’s outdated 1964 panel code. The government’s panel code has long been an obstacle to the freedom of Somali journalists and their duties. It’s a big turning point and of […]Read More

SOMWA agrees EU message to the federal government

Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) has underlined on Tuesday its approval to EU message pointing that Somalia’s government oppression on the media, detention and silencing of journalists are not options. SOMWA is very concerned about the growing number of illegal arrests of journalists in Somalia which is totally damaging the process of democracy in the […]Read More

SOMWA denounces the arrest of the VOA correspondent in Baidoa

Somalia Media Women Association (SOMWA) has denounced the arrest of the VOA Somali section journalist Mukhtar Atosh in Baidoa by the authorities of Southwest autonomous region, calling it as unacceptable and in violation of the freedom of press. According to a reliable source, the reason of Atosh’s detention is yet unclear. “We are very worried […]Read More

SOMWA accuses Somalia govt. of assaulting local female journalist

Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) is strongly condemning the assault of journalist Faduma Abdiqadir Hassan and her colleagues Abdinasir Abdirahman Mohamud  and Abdikarin Isse Adawe by the Somali Especial Forces known as Haramacad during last night’s curfew. Fadumo who works for the local Shabelle Radio and TV told SOMWA that they were on their way […]Read More

SOMWA condemns the arrest of Somali journalist as unacceptable

Somali Women Media Association (SOMWA) has condemned the arrest of Abdi Aziz Ahmed Gurbiye, deputy director of Goobjoog Media by Somali Federal Government police in Mogadishu on Wednesday 14th April 2020 after reporting against the president of Somalia. This represents a significant discourage on freedom of expression and Media freedom in the country and all […]Read More

SOMWA welcomes govt. decision to include media as essential service

Somali Media Women Association welcomes the decision by the Somalia’ s prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire as a positive step in which he allowed the media to be part of the essential service in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Maryan Seylac, executive director of SOMWA said it is more important that the media outlets […]Read More

SOMWA condemns Somalia government’s job discrimination

Somali Media Women Association is strongly condemning the government’s job selection for the female journalists as a total job discrimination and violation to the international equal job opportunity. Maryan Seylac, the executive director of the SOMWA called the conditions of the recent advertised job vacancy by the government as unacceptable and inappropriate action. “The government […]Read More