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SOLJA-Quarter Report on Journalist Arrest in 2017

SOLJA-Somaliland journalists Association is the largest media association in the Horn of Africa and it’s the beacon of Freedom for Somaliland in order to stand with distressed journalists, to let their profession is practiced with least intervention and fear of intimidation and arrest.
As usual SOLJA carries out advocates for freedom of Media, independent media and pluralism as well. Hence SOLJA Produces the quarter report of arrested journalists in quarter of 2017 which is a total of 30 Journalist are jailed!!! this quarter arrests exceeds the whole of 2016 report of 25 Cases. This is because of upcoming elections, government unclear international agreement & investments and also reporting illegitimate, corruption and lighting up the dark side of Government officials in various issues.
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Yahye Mohamed.
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Reporting Period: January-April 2017

 

Detentions against Somaliland media in Somaliland 2017:

·         Total of 27 Journalists were detained in Somaliland with immediate releases upon SOLJAs efforts.

·         Till the start of 2017 there is no Journalists were detained in foreign countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summaries of Journalists detentions in 2017:

Date

# of Journalist

Location

Foreign

03-Jan-17

1

Hargeisa

 

18-Jan-17

2

Hargeisa

 

22-jan-17

2

Hargeisa

 

23-Jan-17

1

Awdal, Borama

 

31-Jan-17

1

Hargeisa

 

01-Feb-17

1

Sanaag

 

03- Feb-17

1

Hargeisa

 

08-Feb -17

2

Sahil, Bebera

 

08-Feb-17

2

Hargeisa

 

08-Feb-17

1

Awdal, Xarirad

 

11-Feb-17

1

Salal, Zeila

12-Feb-17

1

Hargeisa

 

15-Feb-17

1

Hargeisa

 

16-Feb-17

1

Sahil, Berbera

 

16-Feb-17

2

Hargeisa

 

20-feb-17

2

Hargeisa

 

21-Feb-17

2

Hargeisa

03-Mar-17

2

Lasanod

 

12-Mar-2017

 

1

Sahil, Berbera

 

11-April-2017

1

Hargeisa

 

13-April-2017

3

Hargeisa

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

In 2017, SOLJA recorded total of 30 Journalists, which were detained in Somaliland

Yahye Mohamed 
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