Somalia’s new media law ignores calls for journalists to be protected

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Concerned about a new media law that contains significant improvements but fails to prevent imprisonment for media-related offences, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Somalia’s most senior federal authorities to decree an urgent moratorium on arrests of journalists, without which press freedom will not be able to progress.

The long-awaited package of amendments to the controversial 2016 Media Law that President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as “Farmaajo,”

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