Disseminating extremism ideology messages is a crime – Govt – Somali National News Agency
MOGADISHU, (SONNA) –In accordance to Article 126th of The Provisional Constitution of Somalia, which provides for the protection of sovereignty, national security, and the safety of the population.
In accordance to Article 10th of Federal Republic of Somalia’s Provisional Constitution, which stipulates the protection of dignity of human beings, which is often violated by terrorist groups using online media and other platforms,
According to article 26th of Media Law, which prohibits unlicensed media from being released, and article 29th Media Law, which prohibits lies and propaganda against citizens and the government.
The National Telecommunication Law Articles 64th, 65th, and 66th legalize the right to protect national safety, good conduct, and personal identity.
And after considered Al-Shabab terror group’s use of internet and spreading sham messages on anti-Islam and good culture.
So, start today
Federal Government of Somalia banned the dissemination of extremism ideology messages from both traditional media broadcasts, and social media.
Federal Government of Somalia wishes to inform the public that it has suspended over 40 social media pages where terrorists spread intimidation, incitement, and wrong messages while implementing its resolution. Other media outlets that spread hate and terrorism messages are being monitored by the government.
The public is hereby warned that they must avoid spreading terrorists’ intimidating and misleading messages – intentionally or unintentionally, directly or indirectly and consciously or unconsciously.
The Federal Government of Somalia considers it a crime to disseminate terrorist messages. Any media entity or individual who encourages the brutality of terrorists will be charged with a crime. If they are found guilty of violating the rules of proper media/social media use, actions will be taken against them.
Protection of freedom to express
According to Article 18th of FGS’ Provisional Constitution, the Federal Government of Somalia acknowledges that citizens have the right to express their opinions and criticize the government, in accordance of international and country laws.
Final call and conclusion
The Federal Government of Somalia would like to request every citizen to report in-line with the constitutions or international norms any the social media accounts linked to terrorists’ activities.
We are grateful to the Somali people for their unceasing support against this common enemy. Their support is a backbone in the fight against terrorists and their evil acts.