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Somali Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 83 reporters who speak Somali. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Somali are Nuh Mussa Berjeeb and Abdulkadir Zubeyr Haji Hassan. Use our journalist directory to find an Somali speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Somali



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
Current Affairs Investigative Reporting Social
+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
Training Technology Social
+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
Current Affairs Breaking News Cultural
+2

Ahmed Mohamed Hassan

Dadaab, Kenya
Ahmed Mohamed Hassan is a journalist based in Dadaab, Kenya.

I am committed, hardworking and self reliant person who have a very diverse acquaintance in Journalism, Administration and public relationship with excellent working concert, having undergone training based on Humanitarian Radio Read morereporting and conflict resolution through the power of media, I have complex capabilities of camera work and production of documentaries and news for televisions.
 
I have a concrete communicational skills, outstanding work ethic, ability to work both team I am oriented and self directed environment that can bring a substantial results to achieve set goals.
Languages
Arabic English Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

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
Arts & Books Climate Change Breaking News
+2

Aden Abdi Abdullahi Murtiile

Dadaab, Kenya
ADEN ABDI ABDULLAHI is a journalist based in Dadaab, Kenya. Who has quite sound experience in communication field with more focus on humanitarian settings.
Aden Abdi have worked a number of media houses including Dalsan media group, SBC Somali TV, internews, radio Gargaar and Shabelle media group. Read moreAden came this industry not to become popular but serve  as an independent monitor and voice for the voiceless. Aden pitches interesting stories in Dadaab refugee complex and work as a watchdog of the society.
Journalists from the future would appear as history was made.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Cultural Social Training
+4

Abdisalan Ahmed Abdisalan

Dadaab, Kenya
Abdisalan Ahmed Abdisalan is a journalist based in Dadaab, 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.
Languages
Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Social Cultural War Reporter
+1

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

Khadar Hared

Nairobi, Kenya
I’m an independent multimedia journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

I have more than nine years of experience and worked both as Radio and TV, Reporter, previously worked in several areas in Somalia including Mogadishu and Kismayo, where I have worked with several media stations as a correspondent Read moreand momentarily covering stories of east Africa primarily on Somali related titles. I also possesses abilities like Performance skills, Flexibility, compelling storytelling in the video, Shooting films, Editing, and writing.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+3
Skills
Social War Reporter Travel
+4

Ahmed Aden

Wajir, Kenya
Ahmed Aden is a journalist covering drought, conflict and human-interest stories in Kenya..
Languages
English Somali Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+18

Maryan Barre

Nairobi, Kenya
Maryan
Languages
Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Hussein Haji

Toronto, Canada
Hussein Haji is a Somali-Canadian journalist based in Toronto, Canada.
Languages
Arabic English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Fact Checking

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
Climate Change Fact Checking Business
+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
Fact Checking Technology

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
Politics Sports Medical
+15

Yassin Wardere

Nairobi, Kenya
Yassin Wardere is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Languages
Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs

Hussein Sahnuni

Rochester, United States of America
Hussein Sahnuni is a journalist based in Rochester MN USA.
Sahnuni is a Somali senior journalist who was a correspondent in Egypt for VOA Somali section since 2012 and  he moved to US late 2022.
Languages
Arabic English Somali
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Feature Stories Research
+1
Skills
Politics Fact Checking

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
War Reporter Politics Media Training
+2

Abdiweli Abdi Mohamed

Dadaab, Kenya
Abdiweli Abdi mohamed Humanitarian Reporter, Film maker and Ducomentry  based in Dadaab, Garissa, Wajir and mandera Kenya.
Languages
Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs

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 Fact Checking Breaking News
+2

Sagal Hassan

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

Maxamuud Mascadde

Minneapolis, United States of America
Maxamuud Mascadde is a journalist based in Minneapolis, United States of America.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+4
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking Sports
+2

Sagal Farah

Djibouti, Djibouti
Sagal Farah is a journalist based in Djibouti, Djibouti.
Languages
English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+4
Skills
Cultural Entertainment & Celebrity Business
+4

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
Investigative Reporting Current Affairs Business
+2
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