The Latest from SMDC

‘Safety of Journalists in Conflict Zones’ training held in Mogadishu

Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF) held a training workshop on “Safety of Journalists in Conflict Zones” in cooperation with National Union of Somali Journalists…

Kenya: Attacks against journalists must stop!

That the lives and working environment for journalists in Kenya is becoming dangerous and life threatening is becoming a reality. A few years ago, the…

The true cost of media restrictions in Somalia

Somalia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a journalist, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Fifty-six have been…

Do you work with refugee journalists? If not, your news organisation may be missing out

ournalism is a notoriously hard sector to enter in the UK, but for refugees and exiled reporters with no established relationships or language skills, their…

A study shows the best times of day to post to social media

U.S. companies are expected to spend more than $37 billion dollars on social media promotion annually each year by 2020, representing 24% of the economy’s…

Micro-influencers are the new gatekeepers of social media

By Brett Hyman As digital consumption increases, it seems that the communities within online platforms get smaller. If you asked a room full of American…

Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo – in pictures

The port city of Kismayo, in southern Somalia, lies along the Indian Ocean near the mouth of the Jubba River. It is the commercial capital…

SOMA launches General Assembly Meeting in Mogadishu

PRESS RELEASE SOMA launches General Assembly Meeting in Mogadishu Mogadishu, Tuesday, 14 August, 2018: in partnership with IMS/FOJO, The Somali Media Association (SOMA) has organized…

NUSOJ and VIKES conduct media workers labour rights training in Kismayo

The National Union of Somalia Journalists (NUSOJ) and the Finnish Foundation for Media Development VIKES today concluded a two day media workers labour rights and…

Somalia: Food security improving but recovery remains fragile

The Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, today urged the international community to sustain assistance to people affected by conflict, 2017 drought as…