Digital Help Desk

Digital Help Desk provides timely technical assistance and advice to journalists, media organizations, and activists in Somalia who are under or at risk of digital threat.

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Digital Security Resources

Digital First Aid Kit The kit aims to provide preliminary support for people facing the most common types of digital threats. The Kit offers a set of self-diagnostic tools for human rights defenders, bloggers, activists and journalists facing attacks themselves, as well as providing guidelines for digital first responders to assist a person under threat.

Digital Security & Privacy Manual – This book is an introduction to the ever growing and complex world of electronic security. Not only will it raise your level of knowledge and awareness about computers and the Internet, it will also warn you of different risks you may face in the digital environment and will tell you how to deal with them.

Information Security for Journalists – This handbook is a very important practical tool for journalists and it is of particular importance to investigative reporters. For the first time journalists are now aware that virtually every electronic communication we make or receive is being recorded, stored and subject to analysis and action. As this surveillance is being conducted in secret, without scrutiny, transparency or any realistic form of accountability, our sources, our stories and our professional work itself is under threat.

Recent Updates

Bareedo Conducted Training For 34 Journalists On Right To Information And Protection Of Vulnerable Groups In Somalia

Bareedo Platform facilitated Right to information and protection of vulnerable groups - Remote training units for 34 journalists from different media outlets in Puntland, mainly those based in Garowe, the capital city of Puntland state in Somalia. The training was funded through partnership between Puntland Media Co. and Caritas Somalia ...
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Bareedo Platform Opens A Roundtable Discussion On Adoption Of E-Governance Practices In Mogadishu

Despite years of anarchy, Somalia has a successful ICT sector, providing one of the most cost-effective voice and data service in Africa. More than 2 million people make their way into the internet and the onset of COVID-19 pandemic and measures imposed to contain the spread of the pandemic has ...
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Keeping Social Media Open During National Exams In Somalia Campaign is successful

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Federal Government of Somalia concluded the national secondary exams for the school year of 2020-2021 without shutting down social media platforms to prevent exam cheating. This is a remarkable change after in response of exam papers leaked on social media platforms in ...
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Mobile Money Scams Take A Toll In Somalia During COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

Somali people who are already struggling with the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, are also distressed by another pandemic of mobile money scams, making the country's largest financial service distrustful. Mobile money is the primary access point to financial services in Somalia with transactions worth about $2.7 ...
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Why Parents In Somalia Are Worried About Their Teenage Children’s Extended Use Of Internet?

The use of internet and technology experienced an exponential growth in Somalia, with more than 2 million Internet users and the cheapest Internet in Africa. Young people who make up over 75 percent of Somali population use the Internet more than ever before and some begin to accessing the Internet ...
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Bareedo Platform Concludes Digital Security Training Workshops conducted for 112 Journalists in Somalia

Somalia is the world’s most dangerous country for reporters, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. On a day-to-day-basis, the online harassment and censorship against journalists and social rights activists in Somalia is on the rise in a time most of the journalists depend on the Internet and digital communications ...
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Bareedo Platform concludes two-day Digital Security Training for Journalists in Kismayo

Journalists depend on the Internet and digital communications for research, interaction and news distribution. The widespread use of Internet and social media for news distribution, interaction with audiences without basic digital safeguards has facilitated harassment against journalists in online settings by a variety of means, including by disseminating threats and ...
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Digital Security Training conducted for Somali Journalists in Mogadishu Somalia

Somalia is the world’s most dangerous country for reporters, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. On a day-to-day-basis, the online harassment and censorship against journalists and social rights activists in Somalia is on the rise in a time most of the Journalists depend on the Internet and digital communications ...
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URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO ADDRESS THE GROWING ONLINE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SOMALIA

While more people make their way into the internet, it is no surprise that the amount of electronic violence against women also rises and it is not a new phenomenon on the world but is dealt as part of violence and discrimination that women and girls face offline and online ...
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Debates over Mogadishu’s representation in the Upper House prompts hate speech and disinformation in the social media

The recent heated debates on Mogadishu's representation in the Upper House and arrangements for the upcoming federal elections by the Lower House  and public remarks and speeches by some senior government officials, politicians and other prominent figures triggered inflammatory and hate speech, disinformation  and confrontation among Somali social media users ...
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