CPJ becomes the only media group that helps Somali journalists.

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    CPJ becomes the only media group that helps Somali journalists.

    Mogadishu 08 May 2009

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Mogadishu 08 May 2009
Media officials is praising Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Thursday for its leading role of defending the journalists and their journalistic tasks in the troubled country of Somalia. 

Some of the directors of the media outlets in Somalia strongly supported the activities by CPJ officials thanking particularly Mohemed Keita and Tom Rhodes who are among the senior officers in the organization’s Africa and Middle East departments. 


"I would express my deep admiration to all CPJ operatives for their efforts towards defending the journalists' rights in the world and protesting of the violations against the journalists. Specially I would give my thanks to Mohamed Keita and Tom Rhodes whose doings will not be forgotten by the Somali journalists and history will mention them," said Dahir Abdulle Alasow, the chairman of Associated Somali Journalists (ASOJ).

Alasow said CPJ moved towards wider progress which gave encourage to world journalists and he particularly sent his greeting to the chairman of CPJ Paul E.Steiger.

he said it is unfortunate that International Federation Journalists (IFJ) officials made disgrace to the Somali journalists instead of helping them. "I would call for IFJ and other media groups to take the same path of CPJ in terms of assisting media people in the war-wrecked countries like Somalia but they should not be selfish and use the aid fund for thier interests," he added. 

Director of Voice of Peace Radio in Mogadishu Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled known as (Afrika) pointed out that Somalia journalists continue efforts to fight against the exploitations by the individuals through none existing organization.

"We see CPJ as the unique organization that often makes contact to the Somali journalists to keep abreast their conditions. Why it is lacked such organisation that aware of us? We are warning against those think that Somali journalists have no government which can take them into accountable and deal with how you want," said Guled.

Manager of Radio Danan based in Mogadishu Mohamed Hajji Barre known as (Fiyore) asked CPJ to intervene the acts of conning the aid money intended for the journalists operating in Mogadishu as the latest fraud of the fund donated by Doha Media Center for six journalists for their safety through NUSOJ secretary general Omar Faruk.

But the group claimed that the money goes to the right place and given the six specified journalists.

Director of SBC Radio and TV based in Bosaso, Mowlid Hajji Abdi commended CPJ for its continual protection and defending the Somali journalists.

He said the journalists know who assisted them and who uses their name for his private interests.



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