SOFHURA- Condemned the threats of Journalist from the President’s Spokesperson:
SOFHURA –Somali Frontline of Human Rights Association-Kenya is dedicated to protecting the Human Rights issues, Mass Media, Grassroots Movements, Civil Society, Promote and Human Rights Defender, Support freedom of information and human rights advocates, Strengthen of Democracy, Peace process and good governance and anticorruption. We stand with heightened risk, victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political, societies, Freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to Justice and protect refugees.
SOFHURA- condemned the threats and intimidation of journalists from the President’s spokesperson Mr. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow) on 30 July 2013; however, it is unfortunate for the government to try and implement the proposed media laws without consulting the media organizations and the civil society groups.
SOFHURA – Somali Frontline of Human Rights Association and SEJASS- Somali Exiled Journalist Association and Somali independent journalists denounced foreign meddling of Somali media a person with name Steve turner whom was reproached of creating confusion and inspiring confrontation between Somali independent media organizations and federal government.
SOFHURA –Somali Frontline of Human Rights Association accusing the Steve turner and ministry information Abdullahi Ilmoge delegated to play lead role in a committee designated and to amend draft law media and as well the independent media however aware Steve turner was formerly involved February 2013, meeting which producer current authoritarian draft law.
However, SOFHURA accused the interference of the foreign people of the Somali media draft law and also the threats and intimidation of journalist from the federal government.
Therefore, SOFHURA a call on the Federal government of Somalia to respect freedom of information, Democracy, and protecting the rights and welfare of Somali journalist of Somalia.
Chairman of SOFHURA.
Mr. Mataan Ali Hassan.
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