Media Organisations

Article 19

Article19ARTICLE 19 is an international human rights organisation which defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world.

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

cpjThe Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that monitor abuses against the press and promotes press freedom worldwide.

East African Human Rights Defenders

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) is an organization which seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) throughout the region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend human rights.

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders project currently focuses its work on countries such as Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda , Somalia (together with Somaliland), South Sudan, Sudan , Tanzania and Uganda.

National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ)

3The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is a Union set up in August 2012 to promote and protect the freedom of the press and the interests of journalists, after the announcement was made of the former Transitional National Government  preparing and approving a repressive media law. 

Media Association of Puntland (MAP)

MAP is an association which deals with the rights of journalists in this region.

Mogadishu Media House

4Mogadishu Media House is a local, nonprofit, non-partial and non-political Media Center. It was formed by a group of intellectuals in the capital on 20th of April 2010 to promote the Media and Journalists in Mogadishu.

International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX)

ifex_logo_white_345x200The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) is a global network of around 90 non-governmental organisations that promotes and defends the right to freedom of expression. IFEX exchanges information online and mobilises action on issues such as press freedom, Internet censorship, freedom of information legislation, criminal defamation and insult laws, media concentration and attacks on journalists, writers, human rights defenders and Internet users.

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

international-federation-of-journalistsThe International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists.

International Press Institute

3893international press instituteThe International Press Institute is a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists. Focusing their dedication to the furtherance and safeguarding of press freedom, the protection of freedom of opinion and expression, the promotion of the free flow of news and informational, and the improvement of the practices of journalism.

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

ITUlogoITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

Open Society Justice Initiative 

OSF_logoThe Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance, the Justice Initiative promotes human rights and builds legal capacity for open societies. Among other focus issues, it works to address legacies of secrecy and repression around the world by supporting freedom of information laws and combating government interference with media freedom.

Reporters Without borders

Reporters-Without-Borders-Why-Europeans-Must-Protect-Snowden-2Reporters without Borders (RWB,) is French based international NGO that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press. features resources on the constitutional and legal framework for the rights to information and case law from more than 80 countries. Focusing on good law and practice, the website presents comparative overviews and country summaries on the current status of the right to information. It brings together the contributions of experts from dozens of countries.

Somali Exiled Journalists Association (SEJASS)

Somali Exile Journalists is a Non-Profit association representing Somali exile journalists in Kenya. The SEJASS seeks to further journalism as a bridge between governments and the public.

Somaliland Journalist Association (SOLJA)

soljaThe Somaliland journalist association (SOLJA), is an association aiming to empower Somaliland media in its field of expertise while safeguarding their professional rights to guarantee ethical journalism.

BBC Media Action

media_action_logo_15BBC Media Action is an online portal which uses media and communications to provide access to information and create platforms to enable some of the poorest people in the world to take part in community life; and to hold those in power accountable.

Freedom House

frhFreedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world.


dcc30b681947b0dc390dc575feb11ef0The Heritage institute for Policy Studies was established in January 2013 as Somalia’s first -independent, non-profit, non-partisan think tank. Based in the capital of Somalia Mogadishu, the institute aims to inform and influence public policy and practice through empirically based research and analysis, direct engagement with senior policymakers and advocacy through the media.


infoasaidmaroonInfoasaid was a project which was set up to improve the quality of humanitarian responses by maximizing the amount of accurate and timely information available to both humanitarian responders and crisis-affected populations through enhanced information exchanges between them in an emergency. However this project ended towards the end of 2012 but still has all their findings on their website.


internewsInternews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices hear.
Internews Europe improves access to information worldwide. They do this by strengthening local media and information systems, so that all citizens can make their voices heard, calm equal rights and understand critical issues.

Integrity research

Integrity strives to lead the debate on research and consultancy methodologies in order to raise international standards, support institutional development and enhance research capacity in the countries we work in.

International News Safety Institute

12384_702090943164049_439044326_nThe International News Safety Institute (INSI) is a coalition of news organisations, journalist support groups and individuals exclusively dedicated to the safety of news media staff working in dangerous environments. INSI’s purpose is to create a global safety network of advice and assistance to journalists and other news gatherers who may face danger covering the news on international assignment or in their own countries.

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally.

IREX Somalia Media Sustainability Index (MSI)

IREX designed the MSI to measure the strength and viability of any country’s media sector. The MSI considers all the factors that contribute to a media system—the quality of journalism, effectiveness of management, the legal environment supporting freedom of the press, and more—to arrive at scores on a scale ranging between 0 and 4. These scores represent the strength of the media sector components and can be analyzed over time to chart progress (or regression) within a country. Additionally, countries or regions may be compared to one another. IREX currently conducts the MSI in 80 countries, and began studying Africa in 2006.

National Democratic Institute (NDI)

logo_ndiNDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than two decades.

Rory Peck Trust

Rory peckThe principal objectives of the Rory Peck Trust are to provide practical assistance and support to freelance news gatherers and their families worldwide, to raise their profile, promote their welfare and safety, and to support their right to report freely and without fear.


unescoUNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values.

UNDP – United Nations Development Programme Online distance programme for journalism

UNDP_LogoThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps empower lives and build resilient nations such as Somalia.


unsomThe United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia is mandated, among other things, to help build the Federal Government of Somalia’s capacity to promote respect for human rights; UNSOM monitors, helps investigate and reports to the Council any abuses or violations of human rights or of international humanitarian law committed in Somalia.

Somali Media Mapping report