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Exiled journalists in Nairobi provided help

Issue 305
Front Page

Jigjiga Officials Persecute Somalilanders

Religious Leaders From Somaliland, Somalia & East African Countries Hold Peace-Building Conference In Hargeysa

Somaliland Foreign Minister Sets The Record On Somaliland Delegation To Commonwealth Summit In Kampala, Uganda

Siyad Barre’s Security Court Prosecutor In 1981-1989 Has Been Appointed As Somalia’s New PM

When Your Only Weapon Is Shame

Badhan District In Eastern Sanag Embraces Somaliland

Canadian Oil Chief In Puntland For Exploration

Somali Opposition Dismiss Nomination Of New PM

US Concerned About Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in Somalia

Somaliland Security Forces Reach Border without Resistance

Somali president picks new prime minister

Five Nations Discuss Military Counterattack Against Somali Pirates

Dangerous Times for Africa

Regional Affairs

Haabsade warm welcome and his new political stand

Queen Praises Country for War On Aids and Somali Mission

Special Report

International News

The doves of war

Security Council Rejects UN Chief's Opposition To UN Force In Somalia

Jarch Capital’s Sudanese Gambit


The U.S. secret war in the Horn of Africa

Somaliland: Religious Leaders' Declaration On Peace-Building



The unreported destruction of Somalia

The Commonwealth and conflict
Don't dare put me in a box

Food for thought


Somaliland: Will "The Change" Really Bring A Change?

Recent Statement By Meles Zenawi

Pro-Ethiopia—TFG Group’s Cunning Strategy Of Divide And Conquer

Somaliland And Our Arab Nations Brothers

Las-Anod, A Month Later

UDUB Resorts To Import Voters From Djibouti As Rehabilitating Nationals

Haabsade has brought a PR disaster to Hargeysa

Somaliland and the press law

By Mohamed Abdi Farah

Nairobi, November 23, 2007 - Officials from the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders (EHARD) and United Nations Human Rights Organization on Friday met some of the Exiled Somali Journalists in Nairobi, Kenya and handed them some assistance package from the National Endowment for Democracy.

Hasan Shire Sheik, the chairperson of EHARD along with the United Nations Human rights advisor for Somalia Renaud Detalle have taken a meeting with 17 members of the Somali journalists that fled their home country (Somalia) for insecurity problem.

The meeting took place in United Nations Development Program (UNDP) headquarter in Nairobi where Mr. Shire, the human rights activist pass some assistance to the journalists who had been living in difficult condition.

Mr. Shire said his East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders succeeded a project for protecting the exiled Somali journalists in Nairobi and also whose who are still suffering inside the country.

“This is a project intended to support all journalists that fled Somalia for their security and this program will also help the journalists that still remain in the country like to support them with equipments to protect themselves from the war,” Hassan Shire told Somalinet after meeting with the journalists.

With the help of the international organizations he said the project will also provide help to the wounded journalists to admit them to hospitals in Uganda or Kenya.

Shire said it is the greatest number of journalists that fled from Somalia and this shows the extent of the disaster.

Renuad Detella, who has also spoken in the session, said he was unhappy with the problems faced the journalists in Somalia and showed support to the exiled Somali journalists.

“We are very sorry about the violence in Somalia that had an impact on the free media. We can understand the scale of the problem on the journalists. We know that some journalists were killed, some were wounded and dozens of others fled the country fearing of been harassed,” said Detella.

The exiled journalists at the meeting thanked EHAHRD and United Nations Human Rights office for their support and optimism.

East and Horn Africa Human Rights Defenders is the only organization in the region that paying more efforts on how the suffering Somali journalists would be helped and receive protection then trainings for their provision.

Source: Somalinet


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