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

African Women Journalists discuss climate change and its impact on

300 African female journalists representing media houses from across Africa participated the third edition of ‘Les Africaines’ forum in Casablanca, Morocco to deliberate on the theme: climate change and its impact on the African continent. The journalists from 54 countries were reminded of their role to contribute and raise awareness to the public on the […]Read More

Somali women journalists boldly work in dangerous conditions

A Somali women-centred journalism association has made history by training fellow journalists in the city of Baidoa on how to cover the first popular vote elections to be held in over 50 years. The East African country has been wracked by civil war and terrorism. The first popular vote in the destabilised country will be […]Read More

SOMWA Hosts Training Workshop For Journalists On Election Reporting In

Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) has today concluded a one-day training workshop for 15 female journalists in Baidoa, the interim administrative capital of the Southwest regional state of Somalia. The workshop focused on election reporting for journalists based in the city. It was also designed to help journalists in Southwest region, Somalia strengthen their knowledge […]Read More

SOMWA helds one-day election reporting workshop in Baidoa.

Somali Women Media Association (SOMWA) has held one-day training workshop for 13 female journalists on Wednesday in Baidoa city of Southwest regional state in Somalia on reporting elections in 2020/2021. The journalists were given lessons on how to report during the upcoming one man one vote elections in Somalia. SOMWA members and some other female […]Read More

Somalia: Somali Media Women Association ( SOMWA) Condemns Arrest of

Somali Media Women Association ( SOMWA) is deeply saddened with the arrest and detention of journalist Hussien Alio Gesey by Buurhakaba District Police Command. Alio is accused of writing inflammatory posts on social media where he made a comparison between the security situation in Diinsoor district at the moment and the years back . Hussien […]Read More

Somali Media Women Association ( SOMWA) Condemns Somalia’s New Media

Somali Media Women Association ( SOMWA) protests against the draconian Somali Media Law which was recently passed by both houses of Somali parliaments. Somwa  appeals to President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo not to sign the contentious media bill because it would open the way for criminal prosecutions for ordinary press offences and would undermine efforts by […]Read More