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Paydesk has 69 journalists in Somalia. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Somalia are Nuh Mussa Berjeeb and Abdulkadir Zubeyr Haji Hassan.

Use our journalist directory to find a member to work for you.

We have journalists in Baidoa, Beledweyne, Borama, Bosaso, Ceerigaabo, Galkayo, Garowe, Hargeisa, Kismayo, Laascaanood, Mogadishu and Muqdisho.

Journalists in Somalia



Nuh Mussa Berjeeb

Garowe, Somalia
Nuh Mussa Berjeeb is a Multimedia Journalist based in Garowe
Languages
Arabic English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Politics Breaking News Business
+8

Abdulkadir Zubeyr Haji Hassan

Mogadishu, Somalia
I am Abdulkadir Zubeyr Haji Hassan 
I am  filmmaker, video journalist, visual storyteller and media trainer based in Mogadishu, Somalia.
I am about 15years in the field of documentary filmmaking 
I produced many documentaries including humanitarian, success story and many other features for Read moreinternational and local Televisions.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+6
Skills
Social Sports Media Training
+4

Jamal Osman

Mogadishu, Somalia
Jamal Osman

Veteran Multimedia Journalist & Captivating Photographer

Jamal Osman, a seasoned multimedia journalist and captivating photographer, boasts a decade-spanning career that weaves through the tapestry of news, politics, environment, and society. With roots in Somalia and Kenya, Jamal'Read mores lens and pen have articulated stories that bridge continents.

From his role as a Voice of America-English to Africa Service stringer to his impactful contributions spanning eight years with the Voice of America Somali Service in Washington, DC, Jamal has unveiled intricate narratives that empower global audiences.

Beyond the written word, Jamal's artistic flair shines through his photography, breathing life into moments that matter. Media outlets and NGOs have sought his lens to illuminate their stories, showcasing his ability to freeze time with a single click.

Jamal Osman's work is a testament to the power of storytelling and imagery. His legacy reminds us that every tale told and every photograph taken holds the potential to reshape perspectives and inspire change.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Cultural Entertainment & Celebrity Climate Change
+2

Mohamed Sheikh Nor

Mogadishu, Somalia
Mohamed Sheikh Nor

I am Mohamed Sheikh Nor, a Somali-born multimedia journalist based in Mogadishu, the nation's capital, where I work as a journalist.

Over the course of my career, I have worked with a wide variety of international media outlets, including the Associated Press, CNN, Read moreAljazeera, VOA, BBC, Bloomberg, RFI, Africa report, etc.

Furthermore, I am an award-winning journalist as well
Languages
English Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Documentaries Risk Analysis
+5
Skills
Climate Change Breaking News Current Affairs
+2

Hussein Hassan Dhaqane

Beledweyne, Somalia
Dhaqane is a multimedia journalist based in Beledweyne, Somalia.

I Was born in Mogadishu and grew up I would also like to inform you that I have completed my high school education from Mujama’ School in Beledweyne.
I am a father with children  now i live in Beledweyne central Somalia
Languages
Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Social

Mahad Ali Mohamud

Mogadishu, Somalia
Mahad Ali Mohamud-  is a Somali freelance journalist based in Mogadishu, Somalia with more than ten years of experience and working both as Radio and TV, Reporter, presenter, and producer, as well as a Digital Journalist.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Journalism
Skills
Sports Social

Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulle

Mogadishu, Somalia
My name is Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulle aka Abdulkadir Ok, i am a journalist based in Somalia covering news, humanitarian reporting and violences caused by the terrorists against the innocents including women, children and the elderly. I am also VOA’s Somali service correspondent in Mogadishu, Read moreSomalia.
Languages
Afrikaans
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Travel

Hamsa Hussein

Hargeisa, Somalia
is a journalist based in Hargeisa, Somalia.

I am HAMSA   HUSSEIN
I am  filmmaker, video journalist, visual storyteller and media trainer based in Hargeisa, Somalia.
I am about 11 years in the field of documentary filmmaking 
I produced many documentaries including humanitarian, success story Read moreand many other features for international and local Televisions.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Film & Theatre War Reporter Training
+13

Fadumo Jama

Bosaso, Somalia
A journalist based in Bosaso, Somalia with 23 years of experience in the business of media and journalism.

I write obsessively, write furiously and edit carefully as journalism is a platform for truth and integrity. Words matter, facts matter and truth matters. 

I travel to collect news and Read morecreate stories. As an exciting and rapidly evolving field, i am  true to my profession!.
Languages
Arabic English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Technology Fact Checking

Abdiaziz Ahmed Barrow

Mogadishu, Somalia
Abdiaziz Ahmed Barrow  is a Somali freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya with more than ten years of experience and working both as Radio and TV, Reporter, presenter, and producer, as well as a Digital Journalist.

based:  Mugadishu
Languages
Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Social Fact Checking

Mohamed Mahmud

Mogadishu, Somalia
I am a Freelance Multimedia Broadcast Journalist based in Mogadishu Somalia, a Multi-lingual Broadcaster in English and Swahili languages. I currently file for BBC English and Kiswahili Services, VOA English and Kiswahili Services, TRT World and Ruptly. I have worked with different local and Read moreinternational Media Outlets in in different parts of the African Continent.
As part of my journalistic experience, I worked as the Eastern African News Correspondent for TVC News, a 24 hour News Channel based in Lagos, Nigeria. Before that, I worked as a crime and investigative reporter at Kenya Television Network in Nairobi Kenya and Citizen Television.
I am deeply ingrained in covering news on conflict, war, crime, current affairs and news features that are compelling to my target audience in the horn of Africa. 

I have produced, contributed and assisted in the production of news items with giant media houses including BBC, TRT World, Press TV, Voice of America and TVC News Nigeria.
Languages
English Oromo Somali
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Health & Fitness Business Natural Disasters
+15

Ahmed Mohamed Adan

Mogadishu, Somalia
Ahmed Mohamed Adan is a journalist based in Mogadishu, Somalia. He has 9 years work experience and  worked with local, regional and international media outlets including Goobjoog Media, Radio Ergo and VOA. He covers various issues like transnational crimes, armed conflicts, terrorism and violent Read moreextremism, women and human rights issues, cross border matters, refugee issues, health and climate change issues, environmental matters, business reporting, water  and livelihood issues, governance and politics, small arms and light weapons and other thematic issues.

He has vast experience in undertaking  and packaging cutting edge research on above listed topics and other cross cutting issues in east and horn of Africa.
Languages
English Somali Swahili
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Investigative Reporting Media Training War Reporter
+2

Abdikariim Abdullaahii Bile

Laascaanood, Somalia
Abdikariim Abdullaahii Bile is a journalist based in Laascaanood, Somalia.
Languages
Arabic English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+4
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Social Breaking News
+2

Hassan Kafi Abdirahman

Mogadishu, Somalia
Hassan Kafi Abdirahman is a journalist based in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Sagal Hassan

Hargeisa, Somalia
Sagal Hassan is a journalist.
Languages
Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking

Seynab Abukar

Mogadishu, Somalia
Seynab Abukar is a journalist based in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Maxamed Cabdi

Hargeisa, Somalia
A senior Journalist based in Hargeisa, Somalia
I worked for several Media house for the last 17 years.  
I can cover news events in Somalia and other countries in the region.

You can contact me through Pay Desk
Languages
English
Services
Documentaries
Skills
Breaking News

Omar Mohamed

Mogadishu, Somalia
My name is Omar Mohamed, a freelancer with a passion for creating eye catching videos. Let me make an awesome video for you and market your idea out to the world! I specialize in video editing, greenscreen videos, explanier videos, and whiteboard videos.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Technology

Abdirahman Yussuf Mohamud

Mogadishu, Somalia
Abdirahman Yussuf Mohamud is a seasoned journalist and communication specialist with a keen focus on the humanitarian and food crises in Somalia and the Horn of Africa. His reporting has been pivotal in highlighting the severe impacts of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on food security in these regions.Read more With a professional background that includes roles as an anchor and reporter for Dalsan TV, and as a freelance reporter for major international media houses such as RT and Reuters, Mohamud brings a wealth of experience to his coverage of the challenges posed by drought, climate change, and conflict. His work underscores the urgency of addressing the risk of a potential humanitarian disaster that threatens millions of lives.

In addition to his journalistic endeavors, Mohamud has demonstrated expertise in driving organizational growth and profitability by formulating, implementing, and reviewing communication strategies. His ability to research and identify innovative communication methods and platforms has enabled him to effectively reach and engage target audiences. His tenure as an anchor and reporter with Ebru TV further showcases his versatility and commitment to delivering compelling news stories.

Mohamud is also adept at fostering an inspiring work environment that encourages teamwork. He excels in managing relations with media houses and stakeholders, generating strategic communication plans, and monitoring communication metrics to ensure the efficacy of his efforts. His comprehensive approach to journalism and media relations has established him as a respected voice in reporting on critical issues affecting the Horn of Africa, and his contributions continue to inform and influence public understanding of these complex challenges.
Languages
English
Services
Journalism
Skills
Current Affairs

Ismail Taxta

Mogadishu, Somalia
I am Ismail Taxta, a professional journalist from Somalia with extensive experience working in East Africa. My work primarily focuses on capturing humanitarian and development stories for NGOs and private companies. Additionally, I am the director and founder of Hornstories, a reputable media and Read morecommunications agency specializing in humanitarian storytelling, media strategy, and content production in the East African region.

Born in 1982 in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, I pursued my education at Somalia University, where I studied various subjects, including photography and editing. In 2010, I successfully obtained my bachelor's degree in journalism from Mogadishu University.

My career in journalism began in 2001 when I started working with Somali FM radios, as well as contributing to several Somali websites and newspapers. In 2007, I joined Reuters as a stringer, further expanding my professional network. Throughout my career, I have also worked as a freelance photographer for esteemed international NGOs such as WFP, WHO, UNHCR, UNICEF, and DKH. BMGF, and others. 

My portfolio encompasses a wide range of significant events, including coverage of the civil war in Somalia, the drought in the Horn of Africa in 2011, and the flooding in various regions of Somalia in 2018. Through my photography, I strive to provide comprehensive visual documentation of these impactful occurrences.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+7
Skills
Climate Change Business Current Affairs
+2

Abdirahman Abdullahi

Mogadishu, Somalia
Abdirahman Abdullahi is a Somali freelance journalist based in Mogadishu, Somalia with more than +7 years of experience

Communication advisor and Senior media journalist, cinematographer and video editor, I specialise in video editing, animation and documentaries.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Documentaries Content Writing
Skills
Technology Fact Checking Politics

Khadar Mohamed Akule

Hargeisa, Somalia
Khadar Mohamed Akule is a journalist based in Hargeisa, Somalia.

Mohamed Dhaysane Moalim

Mogadishu, Somalia
Mohamed Dhaysane Moalim is a Mogadishu-based journalist with a keen focus on current affairs, humanitarian issues, politics, and conflicts in Somalia. As a stringer for Voice of America News (VOANews), Moalim provided in-depth coverage of the ongoing conflict in the region, particularly the Somali Read moregovernment's efforts to combat the militant group Al-Shabab. His reporting has brought to light significant military operations, including the Somali military's recent victories in the Middle Shabelle region, and has played a crucial role in informing the public about the complexities of Somalia's legal system.

In addition to his journalistic endeavors, Moalim contributes his expertise as an interpreter and fixer, roles that further his engagement with the media landscape and enhance his ability to report on sensitive issues. His work is instrumental in highlighting the government's initiative to dismantle Al-Shabab's shadow courts, thereby shedding light on the challenges faced by the Somali government in gaining public trust and ensuring the protection of its citizens. Moalim's reporting also delves into Al-Shabab's strategies to win popular support, offering a nuanced perspective on the socio-political dynamics at play in Somalia.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking Climate Change
+1

Abdifitah Hassan Rooble

Mogadishu, Somalia
Abdifitah Hassan Rooble is a journalist based in Mogadishu, Somalia.
The term “Digital Photography” has been a relatively new research topic in the field of computer-mediated technology. Although Digital Photography emerged thirty years ago, continuous developments and upgradations are being Read morerecorded frequently. Advanced technologies like Digital Technology transformed all the technology into digital mode. The field of photography underwent several developments in terms of camera quality, image quality, image clarity, image transfer, image storage, and other sensitive surfaces. Most of the studies confirmed that digital photography permitted the photographer to record videos at high resolutions. All the developments in the field of Digital Photography have largely contributed to the concept of modern photography and enabled the photographers to produce high-quality images. It also helped photographers enhance their photography skills and accomplish their tasks. All the transformations in the field of Digital Technology happened at a pace, and it was extremely difficult. Therefore, the current paper sheds light on the developmental stages of digital photography. It also highlights the significance of digital photography technology in the era of big data.
Languages
Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Research Fact Checking Politics
+10

Hashim Goth

Borama, Somalia
Hashim Goth is a journalist based in Borama, Somalia.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Politics Breaking News Climate Change
+4
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