About

Name

The Federation of Somali Journalists

Location

Mogadishu, Somalia

About the organisation

The Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) is a national union of professional journalists in Somalia based in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
The Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) systematically monitors and conducts investigations into violations of press freedom and human rights of journalists and provides accurate, prompt and impartial information concerning attacks on journalists such as killings, arrests, death threats, and harassments, as well as acts of aggression against media organizations.

Description of the organisation

The Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) is a national union of professional journalists in Somalia based in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.
The Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) systematically monitors and conducts investigations into violations of press freedom and human rights of journalists and provides accurate, prompt and impartial information concerning attacks on journalists such as killings, arrests, death threats and harassments, as well as acts of aggression against media organizations.
The Federation of Somali Journalists (FESOJ) is the main representative organisation of journalists in Somalia. It has its affiliates with many international journalist organizations and member of Somalia Non-State Actors (SONSA).

FESOJ has partnerships with the EU Delegation in Somalia, UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) US and other EU diplomatic missions in Somalia, Free Press Unlimited, Finish Foundation for Media Development (VIKES), Doha Center for Media Development, UNESCO, and UNDP.

FESOJ issues an annual report every May 3rd during commemoration of World Press Freedom Day. Find the latest annual report here: FESOJ REPORT 2020.

Focus areas

Developing a Labour Rights Campaign

Developing the Professional knowledge of the Journalists

Enhancing Press Freedom

Empowering women in the participation of Union leadership

Strengthening Union branches

Launching programs for state building and federalism, peace, security, reconciliation, and election reporting

Media law development

Safety and ethics

Human rights

Media awards

Team members

President –   Abadir Abdulkadir Elmi

Secretary General – Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu

Training and Development – Farah Omar Nur

Human Rights Secretary – Hassan Mohamed dahir

Treasurer – Fardowsa Abdullahi Ali

Region

Sub Saharan Africa

Contact and Social

Email

info@fesoj.org

Website

http://www.fesoj.org

Twitter

twitter.com/FESOJ_SOMALIA