Somali News

Veteran Journalist Dies in Nairobi, NUSOJ Mourns for the loss

Mogadishu Arbaco 21 March 2012 SMC

Naga soo wac halkan (Skype)
Skype Me™!

Veteran Journalist Dies in Nairobi, NUSOJ Mourns for the loss

Mogadishu, March 20, 2012

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) mourns the loss of veteran journalist Hassan Mohamed Mohamoud better known as Hassan Jaceyl, who died at his home in Nairobi on Tuesday morning March 20, 2012.

Late Hassan Mohamed Mohamoud died early hours of Tuesday morning around 3:30am in his home in Eastliegh neighborhood of Nairobi. He was rushed to Alliance Hospital, where he was confirmed died, NUSOJ reported.

National Union of Somali Journalists with the help of Somali journalists, Somali artists and family members in Nairobi organized a National Funeral ceremony following the announcement of the death of late Hassan Jaceyl at the Alliance Hospital in Nairobi on Tuesday morning.

Somali Journalists in Nairobi led by NUSOJ Training Secretary Mohamed Garane attended organized and attended the funeral as a national burial along with the families of late Hassan and Somali Artists. He was buried at Langata cemetery at 2:00pm on Tuesday.

"Our colleague died around 3:30 am in his home in Nairobi, He was to Alliance Hospital on Tuesday morning, where he was confirmed died." Mohamed Garane, NUSOJ Training Secretary said, "I send my sympathies to the families and friends and colleague who lost late Hassan."

Remembered for his songs and Art Program on the radio he worked, Late Hassan was a veteran journalist and an poet, but has fled to Nairobi after the radio and Television - Horn Afrik Radio and Television - was seized by the Shabab in 2010, followed by fear and threats. Late Hassan, has been suffering from diabetes in recent years, but the disease took him into a dire situation and was admitted to South B Hospital in Nairobi mid 2011which resulted to have his right leg amputated and since then did not heal properly. Somali Journalists through their union fundraised more than $7000 for his medical

Late Hassan, 45, was discharged from COPTIC Hospital two weeks ago and was receiving his regular treatment at his home in Nairobi. His doctors said that his kidneys mulfunctioned and needed twice a week for dailysis which resulted from the diabetes that he was suffering.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) shares this sad feeling and loss to all Somali Journalists and the families members of late Hasan Jaceyl and thanked for all those who contributed for the recovery of his health.

"On behalf of Somali Journalists, I send my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of late Hassan and ask Allah to give him in hereafter life in paradise." Mohamed Ibrahim, the Secretary General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said, "I also express my gratitude to Doha Center for Media Freedom, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for their generous contribution to the recovery of our colleague Late Hassan Jaceyl."

"I express special gratitute to the Somali Journalists who unreservedly contributed the recovery of our brother Late Hassan
Jaceyl." Mr. Ibrahim added.

Late Hassan survived a wife and six children.

Visit the Union website for more information including the video of the funeral:

For further information, please contact:
National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ)
Second Floor, Press House, Taleex Street, KM4 Area, Hodan District,
Mogadishu, Somalia, Tel: +252 1 859 944,
e-mail: /
Follow us on Twitter: @NUSOJ_Somalia

Maxamuud Axmed Xasan
Web Updating, Somaliweyn Website
Mob: +2526-15573321-+252-699-995088 - 


Naga soo wac halkan (Skype)
Skype Me™!

Somaliweyn Media Center (SMC)

News From Somalia

Somalia • Famine & Drought Situation Report No. 19
25 October 2011 (Read more) 27-Oct-2011

CLARIFICATION STATEMENT: Kenya and Somalia have a long history of
friendship and cooperation, and that continues today (Read more) 27-Oct-2011

Somalia to participate in Arab Athletics competition in UAE (Read more) 26-Oct-2011

Somalia: Kenyan Government crossly responded to remarks made by President Shariff (Read more) 25-Oct-2011

Kenyan women soldiers at the warfront (Read more) 24-Oct-2011

Taking Advantage of Kenya’s Al-Shabab Pursuit (Read more) 24-Oct-2011

Al-Shabab claims grenade attack in a nightclub in Nairobi (Read more) 24-Oct-2011


The illegal Kenyan invasion of Somalia crystallizes IGAD/EAC Political Initiative (Read more) 24-Oct-2011

An open letter to Professor Suleiban and Amoud Alumni Association (Read more) 24-Oct-2011

The Propaganda war In Somalia, Best Wins (Read more) 24-Oct-2011

Somali journalists attend UNICEF-supported workshop to focus on humanitarian reporting (Read more) 24-Oct-2011

Control of Deynile Critical to Security of Mogadishu (Read more) 22-Oct-2011

Horn of Africa Crisis Situation Report No. 19 21 October 2011 (Read more) 22-Oct-2011

The President of the Republic of Somalia H.E Sharif Sh. Ahmed met his Turkish counterpart H.E Abdullag Gul in Istanbu (Read more) 21-Oct-2011

Somalia: Puntland President's speech at Chatham House (Read more) 20-Oct-2011

IFRC 'Preventing the Next Disaster' Advocacy Report and IFRC 2011 World Disasters Report (Read more) (Read more) 20-Oct-2011

Médecins Sans Frontières seeks swift release of two abducted staff without use of force and continues medical activities to assist Somali population (Read more) 19-Oct-2011

Somalia: Grenade Attack on Radio Galkayo in Puntland (Read more) 19-Oct-2011

First round of ‘support the peace’ soccer tourney ends in Somalia (Read more) 16-Oct-2011

Somalia tries to normalize life of famine victims through sport (Read more) 16-Oct-2011

Puntland President Receives AU High Representative for Somalia (Read more) 16-Oct-2011

The Roadmap: A Hole in Water (Read more) 16-Oct-2011

No high-pay jobs for Somalis (Read more) 16-Oct-2011

USADF Projects Provide Hope, Growth and Goodwill for Somalia Youth (Read more) 14-Oct-2011


Somalia • Famine & Drought Situation Report No. 17 (Read more) 12-Oct-2011

Erdoğan calls for more security, aid for famine-stricken Somalia (Read more) 11-Oct-2011

News From Somalia



AU forces plan to cover al-Shabaab strongholds (Read more) 8-Oct-2011

United States Providing Malaria Treatment Medicine to the eastern Horn of Africa (Read more) 7-Oct-2011

Intelligence Wars: TFG vs Al-Shabaab (Read more) 7-Oct-2011

Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit - Somalia (Read more) 7-Oct-2011

Somalia • Famine & Drought Situation Report No. 16
4 October 2011 (Read more) 7-Oct-201

Two Journalists slightly wounded at the Tuesday's deadly suicide bombing in Mogadishu (Read more) 7-Oct-201

Press Conference: Prime Minister of Somalia Dr Abdiweli Mohamed Ali (Read more) 5-Oct-2011

White House Statement: U.S. Condemns Attack in Mogadishu (Read more) 5-Oct-2011

Secretary Clinton Condemns Terrorist Attack in Somalia (Read more) 5-Oct-2011

Greater Somalia, Myth or Aspiration (Read more) 5-Oct-2011

Puntland President
Condemns Al Shabaab Terrorist Attack and Sends Condolences to Families (Read more) 4-Oct-2011

President of Somalia has strongly condemned suicide attack on innocent Somalis (Read more) 4-Oct-2011

AMISOM Condemns Cowardly Attack in Mogadishu (Read more) 4-Oct-2011

Foreign Office Minister condemns bomb attack in Mogadishu (Read more) 4-Oct-2011

The President of the Republic of Somalia H.E. Sharif Sh. Ahmed visited different districts of Mogadishu (Read more) 3-Oct-2011

Brothers in Arms exhibition to open eyes to the conflict in Somalia (Read more) 3-Oct-2011

CAN International Distributes Dry food to IDPs in Mogadishu (Read more) 3-Oct-2011

A Road Map into a New Quagmire (Read more) 2-Oct-2011

Press release
: Somali Government didn’t endorse or support Peter King’s hearings (Read more) 2-Oct-2011

‘Mahdi’-  the first Somali audio Book (Read more) 2-Oct-2011

Somaliweyn Media Center (SMC)