Jowhar, January 9, 2018: SOMA appreciates for the efforts and hard work the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) organization has made for Abdishakur Shaasha, reporter for RTN TV based in Nairobi get back his freedom; at the same time, he is the Director of radio City FM in Jowhar , the capital of Hirshabelle Regional State.
SOMA will also appreciate the Chairman of the Parliament, Vice President and the Minister of Information of Hirshabelle Regional State for their major role in the release of Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed.
We also thank Mohamed Abukar Aseyr, Director of Radio Jowhar and the members of SOMA Executive Committee that has taken excellent role in facilitating the release of Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed.
The Somali Media Association (SOMA) believes in freedom of expression and opinion peacefully, therefore, we call all the regional governments to respect the media centers and staff journalists that are working in the districts and cities under their control.
We suggest the resolution for all differences and misunderstanding regarding the media to be addressed in a peaceful way for the possibility of establishing a government based on patience and respect.
SOMA is an association under which at least 40 media based in Puntland, Galmudug , Hirshabelle, Banadir Jubbaland and South West of Somalia are united