Somalia - Reports
CPJ research shows that six journalists have been killed in Somalia in 2012 alone, and 42 have been killed in the last two decades, one of the highest tolls in the world.
Kenya represents a beacon of regional press freedom, and the majority of regional journalists are able to continue to work in the media field without harassment.
The report highlights violations of journalists' rights, such as the victimising of staff who lost their jobs after refusing to compromise their professional ethics. It features the case of Farah Lamaane, a former RBK senior editor who was forced to resign after complaining of unwarranted interference with editorial independence by the station's management.
The targeting of journalists is increasingly politically motivated and systemic, says NUSOJ.
According to NUSOJ research, four journalists were killed, seven wounded and 19 arrested in 2011.
The report states that "most attacks against journalists have been attributed to Islamist armed forces, followed by the Puntland administration and their security forces and the transitional federal government."
The nationwide survey reveals how the human rights of working journalists, particularly their labour rights, are grossly violated by every company and in every corner of the country.
In 2009, a total of nine journalists were killed either in the line of duty or in targeted attacks, making Somalia the most dangerous place for journalists in Africa.
NUSOJ has issued a report on the freedom of expression situation, highlighting unexposed cases of media freedom violations.
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