Hargeisa (SD) – Wednesday, September, 7, 2022 (SD) – The Ministry of Information of Somaliland, issued a letter to CBA TV, ordering them to immediately stop all their media activities, and informed them that their work permits were revoked.
There weren’t any specified crimes on the issued letter detailing CBA TV broadcasting programs and news breaking any laws or codes of conduct.
In a public forum The Minister of Public Works and Housing, Abdillahi Abokor Osman spoke on May 28, accusing some of Somaliland local media outlets of spreading Al-Itahaad Islamist ideologies.
Minister Abdillahi Abokor then suggested that media outlets actions should be closely followed by the authorities, as CBA had interviewed the deceased leader of – Al-Itihad radical Islamist organization weeks prior.
Coincidentally, Somaliland, President Muse Bihi Abdi, who attended the graduation ceremony of the 19th batch of Hargeisa University on August 31, 2022 also accused some media outlets violate the law.
The Somaliland government consistently shuts down independent media outlets, with some media houses still banned including the BBC, which was suspended operating on July 19.
The constitution of Somaliland guarantees the media the freedom to broadcast independently, making the government’s actions illegal.
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