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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

Board and Staff Meeting on the Registration and data collection

The Executive Director of the Somali Women Journalists Association (SOMWA) has reached Baidoa on 20-Jul-2019, the SOMWA headquarters to register female journalists working in Bay region and then interview them. Firstly, the floor was taken to address by the chairman of the Somali South West Journalist Association (SOWEJA) Muhammed Hassan Husni said the number of […]Read More

SOMWA condernms the brutal rape and killing in Somalia

Somali Media Women Association is strongly condemning the brutal rape and killing on 12 years old girl in Galkacyo town in Puntland, the north eastern region in Sonalia. SOMWA called it as savage and untorelable act. “We are deeply concerned and saddened about the incident happened and our heart goes to the family of the […]Read More