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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Somalia pledges to promote freedom of expression

MOGADISHU, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Somali government on Tuesday pledged to enhance freedom of expression as well as plans to develop media.

Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman expressed confidence that Somalia will become the champion of press freedom in Africa once the country stabilizes.

"It is our priority to promote the freedom of expression and press freedom as enshrined in article 18 of the Somali provisional constitution," Osman said during a meting with visiting Jens Kiesheyer, program coordinator for Africa of Free Press Unlimited in Mogadishu.



"I have no doubt that Somalia will become the champion of press freedom in Africa once the country gets peace and stable, as Somali journalists are brave, dedicated, dynamic that want to excel their professionalism on a daily basis," the minister said.
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