How broken institutions, archaic laws hurt media freedom in Somalia


Somali journalists said their work has been hampered by archaic laws, lack of sufficient protection and a justice system that has almost ground to a halt.

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What you need to know:

  • Both government officials and al-Shabaab militants have attacked or threatened journalists
  • And according to NUSOJ, at least 33 journalists were threatened last year.

Somalia’s journalists could be bearing the brunt of broken institutions and old laws in a country where leaders have been discussing the much-missed deadlines on laws and elections.


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