Advocacy

The Human Rights Journalists (HRJ) will undertake different forms of advocacy that include; legal advocacy and Media advocacy and legislative advocacy at national, regional and international levels depending on the nature of the problem being addressed and will engage at a level that adds value to the work of human rights journalists or where critical mass is of consequence.

HRJ will engage in both proactive and reactive advocacy. Reactive advocacy is necessitated by the fluidity, caprice and precariousness of the human rights situation in Somalia. Further, HRJ will collaborate with other civil society organisations at large working on common issues of concern to our society which is capable of building a critical group of taking actions in defense of human rights in Somalia.

With the help of bar associations in Somalia and other donors, HRJ will offer legal support and representation, financial assistance to journalists in the crises to build their confidence, safety and security as a way of enhancing their voices and other activists that will create enabling environment in which all the citizens of Somalia will enjoy their fundamental human rights. Also, HRJ Somalia will establish fund for Journalists who are facing state persecution and in need of eminent evacuation for their safety.