Our Mission

ASOJ Objectives

To defend and broaden the freedom of the Press, which is the freedom to gather information, the freedom to impart information and the freedom of opinion without meddling .

To represent journalists in all places where topics relating to the profession are in discussions.

To normalize and develop relationships involving the employees and employers.

To negotiate and support the agreements of disagreements arising between employees and employers by pacification, mediation or otherwise safeguard the interest of the members.

To strive and seek out services for members to obtain skills training.

The protection and development of freedom of expression and democracy to enable the citizens to express their feelings liberally at any time.

To move up the importance of journalism in the society by implementing a professional code of ethics.

To promote a courage of cooperation and unity among Somali journalists.

The protection and backing of public justice, civil liberty and peace.

The elimination of favoritism on the basis of clan, gender or disability.

To protect and promote the rights of freelance journalists.

To defend the common interest of the nation and the coexistence of the Somali people.

To promote the rights of women journalists and not to discriminate them in the media, and to guarantee their appearance in all structures of the union.

Sincerely yours,

Membership of the Association

The membership of the association is open to anyone involved in journalistic profession. The membership levels are full membership, associated membership and honorary membership