Somaliland: Solja Holds Seminar for Strengthening Collaboration of Journalists and the Legislative;


By: Moody Boodle

HARGEISA: (Somalilandsun) The organization that advocates for and represents journalists in Somaliland SOLJA facilitated a seminar to strengthen the interaction of both the journalist’s fraternity and the House of Representatives working atmosphere in Mansoor Hotel, Hargeisa.

The seminar facilitated by SOLJA administration officer was attended by several members of the House of Representatives led by the chairman of the house committee for social affairs Hon. Hassan Awale Ainan, Hon. Said Elmi, Hon. Suleiman Ali Kor and Lady Hon. Baar Said and representatives of several media institutions.

The seminar participants mutually agreed to establish a council with members from both parties to lobby for a new journalism act amendment and in the meantime continue to act according to article: 32 that read (freedom of public demonstration, expression of opinion of the press and other media).

The function also saw the handing over of identity cards of SOLJA staff members from the biggest advertising company in Somaliland SAGAL JET, the cards were handed over to SOLJA administration officer by a senior staff of the copany.