Somalia’s new media bill is vague and contains draconian clauses

Recent articles in Somalia

Young Somali refugee women look at a smartphone as they huddle together at the Dadaab refugee camp, in the north-east of Kenya, 16 April 2018, YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

#WithoutFear initiative fights online harassment of women

Somali digital rights group Digital Shelter launches #WithoutFear initiative to raise awareness of the challenges faced by Somali women online, while providing a digital safety and security platform.

A Somali soldier runs for cover at the scene of two explosions set off near the ministries of public works and labour in Mogadishu, 23 March 2019, in an attack claimed by Al-Shabaab, MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP via Getty Images

Freelance journalist Jamal Farah Adan gunned down in the street in central Somalia

Freelance radio journalist Jamal Farah Adan received numerous threats following his reports on Al-Shabaab prior to being gunned down by unknown assailants.

Culture of impunity in Somalia continues to grow

Somalia remains one of the most dangerous places for the media to operate in, with reporters facing the risk of arbitrary arrests, assaults, threats and even death from state agents and rebel groups.