18 July 2013

Somalia: Somali Journalists Say No to the Proposed Media Laws

Mogadishu — Almost 50 journalists who work in different media stations attended a meeting held today in Mogadishu. The journalists discussed the recent media laws that have been passed by the cabinet.

During their discussion period, majority of the journalists opposed the laws which threatened democracy and the right of one's expression.

The journalists forwarded their concerns to the members of parliament who attended the meeting. Parliamentarians who attended the meeting include hon. Mohamed Omar Dalha and hon. Dahir Amin Jesow.

The parliamentarians promised the journalists that they vote against the law and protect media rights in the country.

Among the journalists who attended the meeting includes:

1: Mohamed Bashir Hashi- NUSOJ Banadir region chairman

2: Fara Abdi Warsame ( Faarax AP)

3: Ahmed Mohamed Farah ( Gaatamow)

4: Mohamed Mohamud ( Tima Cade)

5: Abdifatah Hassan

Banadir's NUSOJ chairman who organized the meeting together with other journalists urge the federal government to allow for the prevalence of a free and fair press in the country.

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