7 April 2010

Somalia: Minister - 'Journalism is in Its Worst Stage'

Somalia — Dahir Mohamud Gelle, the information affairs minister of transitional government of Somalia has Wednesday held press conference in the Somalia capital Mogadishu and said that Somali journalism is in its worst stage since it began its development.

The minister had prolonged talking more about the current situation of Somali journalists saying that it was on the verge of to be out of existence when compared as it was earlier pointing out that the journalists had experienced more difficulties in Somalia.

"The journalists are threatened, reused to cover news or reports. The independence of the journalism is not allowed. Even how the situation of the journalists at the current time is some thing that had never been seen even in the period of the Somali government led by former president Mohamed Siad Barre," said Dahir Mohamud.

The mister said that the Somali people were people who had the Islamic region together adding that they did not allow to be intervened pointing out that there were some elements intervening them at that time.

The minister had lastly talked his press conference for the matter of the Somali pirates saying that more Somali youth were joining and busy for the banditry activities against the foreign ships traveling through the coasts of the Somalia and others.

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