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Empowering Journalists to Spotlight Climate Crisis in Somalia: A Call to Action by SOMA

IMAGE CAPTUREDMogadishu (AX) - The Somali Press League (SOPL) has committed to enhancing the capabilities of Somali reporters to effectively deliver vital information regarding environmental matters to the public and link local narratives to the broader ecological dilemma.SOPL joined global coalitions and entities in commemorating Global Media Independence Day on Friday, May 3, 2024, with the theme “Media for Mother Earth: Journalism in the Midst of the Ecological Emergency.”Mohamed Osman Makaran, the General Secretary of…

Shocking Report Reveals 28 Instances of Attacks on Somali Journalists in the Last Year

AX - Between May 2023 and May 2024, there have been 28 cases of violations against Somali journalists, including killings and arrests, highlighting Somalia as one of the most perilous environments for journalists. The Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) unveiled its yearly report, entitled "Somali government breached media legislation it formerly supported, undercutting Press Freedom," on Friday, May 3, 2024, World Press Freedom Day. As per the FESOJ report, three journalists lost their lives: one in Abudwaq District,…

Empowering Somali Journalists to Dive Deep into Climate Change and Environmental Journalism

In Mogadishu, Somalia, a man bravely rescues a boy from dangerous floodwaters after heavy rains on November 9, 2023. Farah Omar Nur, the secretary general of the Federation of Somali Journalists, mentions the difficulties faced by journalists reporting on climate change and environmental issues in the country, especially due to insecurity. On World Press Freedom Day, Somali journalists grapple with covering environmental topics in their nation due to numerous challenges, including threats and safety concerns associated with…

Empower Somali Journalists to Amplify Coverage of Somalia’s Climate Crisis

The United Nations in Somalia urges Somali journalists to enhance their coverage of the climate crises impacting millions of Somalis. On World Press Freedom Day, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Catriona Laing emphasized the urgency of addressing the environmental crisis through accurate, timely, and comprehensive reporting. For Somalia to achieve stability and sustainable development, journalists must highlight the environmental challenges and potential solutions. The UN's efforts to mark the…

in Togo, the outrage of journalists after

Togolese press executives are outraged that several Togolese journalists are targeting espionage using Pegasus software. More than 300 Togolese numbers appear in the list of potential targets for Israeli spy program, Pegasus, according tosurvey conducted by Amnesty International and several media outletsfrom the Forbidden…

Pulitzer’s award-winning Indian Reuters photographer

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer with Reuters news agency was killed on Friday covering clashes between Afghan security forces and the Taliban near a border crossing with Pakistan, media reported and quoted an army commander. Afghan forces fought to retake Spin Boldak when Danish Siddiqui and a senior officer were killed in…

satisfaction for journalists’ relatives

The son of ex-president IBK has been on the run abroad since the coup that overthrew his father in August last year. Before that, Karim Keïta, a former deputy, had already been quoted in the Birama Touré affair, this Malian journalist who had been missing since January 2016. According to the newspaper for which he worked, Le Sphinx, Karim Keïta was involved in this disappearance. On Monday, Malia's…

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