ASOJ warns Somali Government not to divide Journalists
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It has come to the attention of Associated Somali Journalists that the Somali Government is picking up certain allies in the process of drafting and re-drafting the current Media Law.
According to Statement released by NUSOJ, the Union distances itself from being part of this process. But ASOJ discovers that the Ministry of Information is dividing the journalists, and splitting up the Union by picking up a favorable de facto faction of the Union led by an individual by the name Mohamed Pakistan. Mr. Pakistan is a close ally of the government, Albany Associates, and AU/UN IST. His faction can’t take strong stand when it comes between the said parts which, in one way or another have committed abuses against Somali journalists, and Somali journalists.
ASOJ expresses concern that such act could derail re-drafting current controversial media law. The association advises the government to consider voices of the majority of the Somali Journalists, and refrain sidelining with bogus organization.
By Dahir Alasow – ASOJ Chairman and Media Rights Activists
/ Breda – Netherlands