In a Joint Statement, the Somali journalists including Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ), Somali Media Association (SOMA) and Somali Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) outrageously condemn the recent violations against journalists’ harassment by the government forces.
“Around 9:00 p.m on Monday armed NISA officers raided the premises of the privately owned Somali Cable TV in Mogadishu. According to the affected journalists, three officers beat cameraman Abdirahman Omar Abdulle who sustained slight injuries on the left arm while threatening to shoot a reporter and a driver at the TV’s premises before leaving the area. The reason of the raid is yet unclear and officers responsible were not arrested as of Tuesday midday” said a statement released by Somalia’s journalists
Somalia journalist met daily threats and harassment against government officials and security forces trying to silence media freedom and journalists.
The journalists jointly condemn these latest violations and also demand an immediate investigation about the attack on Somali Cable TV base in Mogadishu on Monday.