Press Release: NUSOJ former secretary general’s claims are totally fabricated

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(Mogadishu, January 24, 2012), Today we have read the report titled “Lives and Rights of Journalists Under Threat”, and would like to shed some light into the misinformation contained in it and a little background information conveniently left out by the author, Omar Faruk. We also ask that this important and relevant information be circulated with Mr. Faruk’s report and placed in his Website along with his report.

While we agree that 2011 was a difficult year for Journalist in Somalia, the report makes claims and accusations that are not factual with regard to the roles of the TFG, The Ministry of Information, Posts & Telecommunications, Radio Mogadishu and the Somali National Television.