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National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ)

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Biodiversity
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Climate Change
  • Coorporate Accountability
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Information
  • Intellectual Property
  • Justice
  • Labour
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Media
  • Peace and Security
  • Social Development

  • Financing for Development:
  • Addressing systemic issues
  • External debt
  • Increasing financial and technical cooperation for development
  • International Cooperation in Tax Matters
  • International Trade as an engine for development
  • Mobilizing domestic financial resources for development
  • Mobilizing international resources for development

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • Violence against women
  • Women and armed conflict
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the economy
  • Women and the environment
  • Women and the media
  • Women in power and decision-making

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Biodiversity
  • Biotechnology
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Human settlements
  • Information for decision-making and participation
  • Institutional arrangements
  • International law
  • Partnerships
  • Poverty
  • Sustainable development for Africa

  • Peace and Development in Africa:
  • Development in Africa
  • Peace in Africa

  • Conflict Resolution in Africa:
  • Conflicts Resolution

  • NEPAD:
  • Climate Change and Natural Resource Management
  • Crosscutting issues (Gender and Capacity Development)
  • Economic and Corporate Governance
  • Human Development
  • Regional Integration and Infrastructure
  • Geographic scope: National
    Country of activity:
  • Somalia
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2014
    Organizational structure: NUSOJ was founded and is governed by member journalists. General Assembly (GA) is the supreme body of NUSOJ which meets once in every 3 years and has 66 Delegates-from all six regional branches. The General Assembly elects members of the Supreme Council and Executive Committee for a mandate of 3 years. The Supreme Council meets two times a year and consists of Presidium of President and 3 Deputy Presidents, 6 heads of Regional Branches and 9 Executive Committee Members. Supreme Council is responsible for the general policies between General Assemblies. Executive Committee, which consists of Secretary General and 8 Secretaries, is in charge for the day to day administration of the union.
    Number and type of members: NUSOJ represents over 600 of Somalia’s nearly 1000 journalists, who established or joined the union in order to uphold and defend their interests, needs and rights cooperatively and deal with employers, authorities and other sectors in the society collectively. Member journalists work across the whole industry as reporters, editors and sub-editors and photographers. Members work in broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, and in the new media (news websites). NUSOJ is a fervent champion for media freedom, the rights of journalists, workers’ rights and for social justice in Somalia.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
    Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Grants from Governments
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
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