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Learning from HRDs: Maintaining a Free Press for Somalia

Friday 11 November 2016, 1.30PM

Speaker(s): Mahad Omar Diriye, Somali Exiled Journalists Network Association (SEJNAS), CAHR visiting fellow

Mahad Omad Diriye is a Somali radio journalist working in Kenya, trying to improve the human rights situation for Somali media workers in exile. His organization, the Somali Exiled Journalists Network Association (SEJNAS), monitors and documents violations and provides assistance to journalists who have fled Somalia to countries such as Kenya and Uganda. In this talk he will discuss the challenges him and his colleagues face in their work.

Mahad is currently a visiting fellow under the auspices of the Centre for Applied Human Rights' Protective Fellowship for Human Rights Defenders at Risk.

Location: ARC/014, Alcuin Research Resource Centre, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD

Admission: Free