UN: End intimidation and attacks against journalists
The UN should urge the Federal Government of Somalia and its regional administrations to end the continuing intimidation, harassment and attacks against journalists, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Somali affiliate the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has told the UN Human Rights Council yesterday in Geneva.
Minneapolis may allow HBO to film 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' in public housing
The producer of controversial HBO pilot called “Mogadishu, Minnesota” has secured conditional approval to film scene-setting shots at a Minneapolis public housing high-rise complex that’s home to many East African immigrants.
Cedar Cultural Center awarded $500,000 to boost Minnesota residencies for Somali artists
A newly awarded $500,000 grant will enable the Cedar Cultural Center to set up multiweek residencies for Somali artists at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, St. Cloud State University and Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Latest Somali election delay raises risks of manipulation, more delays – senior UN official
A new delay in Somalia’s elections is a matter of “immediate concern,” raising fears that the process is being politically manipulated and that the latest postponement may only be one of yet further rolling delays, the top United Nations official in the long-troubled East African country warned today.