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03 Feb 2016 description

AT LEAST 2297 JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA STAFF HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE 1990 : IFJ REPORT

The International Federation of Journalists today published its 25th report on journalists and media staff killed since 1990. The report lists 2297 media fatalities due to violence in journalism, including 112 killed in 2015 alone. From double digits at the start of these publications, the figures reached three digits in eleven years, peaking to 155 killings of journalists and media staff in 2006, the deadliest year on record, according to the IFJ reports.

02 Nov 2015 description

The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Africa Group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today marked the UN Day against impunity for crime targeting journalists by calling on the African Union and African Governments to end impunity for killings and violent assaults on journalists in Africa.

15 Dec 2014 description

The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) has condemned today the bomb attacks on December 5th causing two journalists killed and three others wounded in the town of Baidoa, Somalia.

Ahmed Abdulkadir Mayow, a 27 years journalist, working for Star FM and the Somali television Channel and Mohamed Isaq Barre, a 25-year television cameraman working for Kalsan were killed; and the other injured victims were broadcast journalists Hassan Abdulkadir Jokar, of Kalsan TV, Mohamed Adan Socdaal, of Radio SomSat, and Abdulkadir Hassan Ibrahim.

07 Mar 2014 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has raised serious concerns over the safety of journalists in the Puntland/Galmudug state of Somalia (North-East) following the discovery of the names of seven journalists, including a radio director, in an Al-Shabaab hit list.

15 Feb 2014 description

IFJ Publishes Full Report on Journalists and Media Staff Killed in 2013

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today published its full report on the number of journalists and media staff killed across the globe in 2013.

21 Jan 2014 description

Marking the National Press Day of Somalia, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today joined the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) to highlight the country’s abysmal press freedom record and the high level of impunity for those who attack or kill journalists. According to IFJ affiliate, the NUSOJ, the climate for media freedom looks increasingly bleak in almost every region of the country, with intimidation, threats and violence against journalists increasing dramatically over the last year.

31 Dec 2013 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued a desperate appeal for governments across the world to end impunity for violence against journalists and media staff after posting 108 killings for 2013. Fifteen more lost their lives in accidents while on assignments. (Read in French/Spanish)

16 Jul 2013 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today has expressed serious concerns over a restrictive draft media law in Somalia, saying it could be used to curb the freedom of the press.

According to National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), an IFJ affiliate, the council of ministers passed on 11 July, a draft media law which is considered as vague, potentially dangerous and will create governmental obstacles to media freedom.

04 Mar 2013 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today has called on Somalia to reopen a private radio station. According to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), an IFJ affiliate, authorities in Adado town of Galgudud region in central Somalia have decided on Saturday 2 March, to shut down the private Al-Ihsan Radio station.

13 Jul 2012 description

The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the African regional group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) declared today that African Governments have the duty to guarantee the safety of journalists.

25 Apr 2012 description

The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the African Regional Organization of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), has urged the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) to press its member States to urgently free all imprisoned journalists and end the use of anti-terror laws against journalists.

23 Apr 2012 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the arrest and detention of two broadcast journalists and persistent acts of intimidation of media professionals in northern Somalia.

“We deeply condemn the continued arbitrary arrests and sustained acts of intimidations of journalists in Somalia, especially disputed regions of Sool and Sanaag,” said Gabriel Baglo IFJ Africa Office Director.

05 Apr 2012 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today strongly condemned the bomb attack which killed eight people and left many more injured, including at least seven journalists. The Islamic group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast which went off at the National Theatre building where a ceremony was taking place to mark the first anniversary of the re-launch of the Somali public television.

05 Mar 2012 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today expressed total dismay at the unprecedented and unabated killings of Somali journalists. Radio journalist, Ali Ahmed Abdi, 26 who once worked with Radio Galkayo, was shot and killed by hooded gunmen while walking in the Raac neighbourhood of northern Galkayo in the Mudag region on Sunday, 4 March, 2012.

16 Jan 2012 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the arrest of twenty five journalists in Somaliland recently, accusing the authorities of waging a campaign of intimidation to silence independent reporting.

Reports say that 21 journalists were detained over the weekend by security forces and held in Hargeisa, Borame and Las Anod police stations. They were released today, according to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), an IFJ affiliate, but four who had been arrested earlier remain in custody.

03 Dec 2011 description

Leaders of Journalists unions and associations in Africa, meeting on the sidelines of the17th Conference of Parties (COP17) of the United Nations conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, have strongly condemned the shooting to death of exiled Rwandan journalist, Charles Ingabire, in Kampala, Uganda.

Charles Ingabire was gunned down in Kampala on Wednesday night and initial investigations have revealed that he was struck by two bullets. Ingabire was the editor of Inyenyeri News, an online publication critical of the government of Rwandan President, Paul Kagame.

23 Nov 2011 description

En ce jour où le monde entier célèbre la journée internationale de la lutte contre l’impunité des crimes commis à l’égard des journalistes, la Fédération des journalistes africains (FAJ), regroupement africain de la Fédération Internationale des Journalistes (FIJ), appelle l’Union Africaine et les gouvernements à prendre des initiatives courageuses pour mettre un terme à l’insoutenable impunité dont jouissent les auteurs des pires crimes contre les journalistes en Afrique.

23 Nov 2011 description

On this day when the whole world is celebrating the International Day Against Impunity for crimes committed against journalists, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the African group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), calls on the African Union and governments to take bold initiatives in order to end the unbearable impunitythe perpetrators of the worst crimes against journalists enjoy in Africa.

03 May 2011 description

Twelve (12) journalists assassinated, five (5) killed accidentally, thirty-four (34) imprisoned, hundreds threatened, intimidated, attacked, assaulted: this is the bleak picture of press freedom in Africa in 2010.

30 Mar 2011 description

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned in the strongest terms possible the arrest and continued detention without charge of the Director of Shabelle Media Network, Abdirashid Omar Qase and the Station's News Editor, Abdi Mohammed Ismail who were taken into custody by members of the National Security Agency of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG).