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When DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project)

0 Visits: 69 | Wednesday April 04, 2018 - 16:23:19
Dear friends and colleagues, When DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) was founded in 2005, the team consisted of only two other dedicated colleagues and I. Today, the organisation has more than 30 full time employees.

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Somalia speaker of parliament refuses to resign amid political crisis

0 Visits: 88 | Tuesday April 03, 2018 - 19:40:33
"They are asking me to resign, but I am not going to resign, I do not work for them," the words of a defiant Mohamed Osman Jawari, Somalia's Speaker of Parliament. Confusion has rocked the lower legislative chamber for the past weeks. The crisis has seen the house divided between supporters…

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PRESS RELEASE AMISOM troops successfully repulse Al Shabaab terrorists following simultaneous attacks on three AU bases in the Lower Shabelle region

0 Visits: 54 | Monday April 02, 2018 - 09:55:23
Mogadishu, 02 April 2018-The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, lauds the AU troops in Lower Shabelle region for the gallantry they displayed, during a confrontation with Al-Shabaab earlier today.

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ICRC Mourns the Loss of Staff Member Killed in Bomb Attack in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 85 | Thursday March 29, 2018 - 19:34:41
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is devastated by the loss of one of its staff, Abdulhafid Yusuf Ibrahim, in Mogadishu. He passed away Wednesday night after succumbing to injuries from an improvised explosive device, which detonated while Mr. Ibrahim was in his private car leaving…

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NUSOJ calls on the local media to remain impartial during the political rift between Somali parliamentarians.

0 Visits: 81 | Thursday March 29, 2018 - 18:46:10
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) calls on local journalists and local media to remain impartial especially at this time of political turmoil between members of the Somali parliament and some of the leaders of the country.

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iDefendRights: collecting stories from human rights defenders worldwide

0 Visits: 75 | Thursday March 29, 2018 - 18:32:33
DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) is excited to invite you to participate in iDefendRights, a new global project to create a massive audio archive of voices of people all over the world who defend human rights. We hope that you will record yourself on this…

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Former President reportedly denied US Visa

0 Visits: 83 | Sunday March 25, 2018 - 10:32:12
Nairobi (HOL) - Former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was reportedly denied a U.S. Visa after being booked to speak at two New England area events. The now infamous 'Trump Ban' has reportedly prevented the former president from travelling to the Cambridge, Massachusetts to deliver a…

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Qeybta Hore Ee Horyaalka Soomaaliya Oo Lasoo Gaba Gabeeyay!!

0 Visits: 68 | Saturday March 24, 2018 - 20:17:11
Jimcihii ayaa la ciyaaray mid kamid ah kulamadii ugu dambeeyay ee wareegga koobaad ee horyaalka Soomaaliya, ee sannadkan magaciisu ahaa (Somali Premier League).

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East African ministers work to end Somalia's refugee crisis

0 Visits: 74 | Friday March 23, 2018 - 16:57:46
Security ministers drawn from Eastern Africa region on Thursday renewed support for far-reaching interventions aimed at ending the refugee crisis in Somalia.

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SOMA organizes and conducts a review meeting on promoting the Media Safety Protocol Document

0 Visits: 69 | Thursday March 22, 2018 - 20:32:07
The Somali Media Association (SOMA) has organized and conducted one-day review meeting on promoting the Somalia Media Safety Protocol Document at the conference hall of the Somali South Central Non State Actors (SOSCENSA) main office in Mogadishu, Somalia. The review meeting has been convened on Thursday,…

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Galmudug State Head Cabinet opens NUSOJ and VIKES media training in Dhusamareeb{Press Release}

0 Visits: 75 | Monday March 19, 2018 - 19:27:21
DHUSAMAREEB-Somalia - The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and VIKES with the support of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FCA kick off a two days training for 30 journalists from Dhusamareeb and Guriel towns of Galmudug State of Somalia on principles of basic journalism and ethics.

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International Community calls for dialogue to resolve the escalating political row in Somalia

0 Visits: 74 | Saturday March 17, 2018 - 11:39:05
The International Community has called for dialogue to ease the looming political crisis between the Legislative and Executive arms. In a joint statement by UN, AU, EU, IGAD among other countries on Friday IC warned the row could derail hard-earned political, economic, and security achievements and…

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What Rex Tillerson's sack means for U.S African policy

0 Visits: 96 | Friday March 16, 2018 - 21:32:32
As former US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson concluded his trip to Africa with a visit to Aso Rock to see Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, many thought it ironically meant the opening of a new page for Trump's relationship with Africa since his administration began. However, it was reported by…

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Over 100 MPs propose no-confidence vote against Speaker of Parliament

0 Visits: 84 | Wednesday March 14, 2018 - 20:42:23
Over 100 MPs have said that they no longer have confidence in the abilities of Mohamed Osman Jawari to successfully fulfill his duties as the Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia, according to a motion signed by MP's on Wednesday.

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For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

0 Visits: 84 | Wednesday March 14, 2018 - 19:18:22
We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here's what he found.VIEW IMAGES In a full-issuearticle on Australiathat ran in 1916, Aboriginal Australians were called "savages" who "rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings."…

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Human Rights Council: 37th session Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

0 Visits: 79 | Tuesday March 13, 2018 - 19:37:38
Oral Intervention DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) Delivered by Mr.Ajo Kenyi on 13 March 2018 Thank you, Mr. President. The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project expresses its gratitude to the Commission. Their findings shine an invaluable…

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UN Human Rights Council: 37th Session Item 4: EnhancedInteractive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea

0 Visits: 94 | Tuesday March 13, 2018 - 19:20:28
Oral Intervention CIVICUS and DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) Delivered by Ms. Estella Kabachwezi on 12 March 2018 Mr. President, on behalf of CIVICUS, DefendDefenders, Eritrean Law Society, Human Rights Concern Eritrea, Information Forum for Eritrea and…

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Mogadishu, 09, 03, 2018 NUSOJ holds Men4Women Marching in Mogadishu

0 Visits: 98 | Friday March 09, 2018 - 20:12:50
More than one hundred and fifty male journalists marched in Mogadishu on Thursday as part of the Men4women movement during International Women Day to celebrate women and show solidarity with their female colleagues in media

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NUSOJ and VIKES conduct Basic Journalism Skills and Ethics media training in Beledwayne

0 Visits: 92 | Friday March 09, 2018 - 17:20:49
Press Release BELEDWEYNE .SOMALIA, March 9, 2018- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) and VIKES - Finnish Foundation for Media and Development. with the support of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and FCA conducts a three days training for 30 journalists in Beledwayne town of…

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Ethiopia needs 'greater freedom'

0 Visits: 94 | Thursday March 08, 2018 - 21:01:05
Speaking at a news conference in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday, Tillerson said that the US recognized concerns over incidents of violence but "we do firmly believe that the answer is greater freedom." "While we appreciate the government's responsibility to maintain…

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