Press Statement: Mogadishu, Monday , January 6, 2020: Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) is worried about the deteriorating situation of the press freedom in Somalia and the appalling working conditions of the Somali journalists.
Security forces in the federal and state level have carried multiple attacks on journalists in the line of duty.
“We express our concern about the lack of accountability of the state security forces who are responsible of attacking journalists and raiding media houses,” Hassan Osman, secretary general of Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) said.
Journalists are also targeted for revealing corruption cases.
Somalia iss till on top of countries where impunity of crimes against journalists is a problem.
“We demand respect for press freedom and rights of the journalists in Somalia,” adds Hassan Osman secretary general of Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ).
FESOJ is currently training journalists on ethical reporting and freedom of expression as well as good governance, trade union rights with support from VIKES.