It is unethical supporting the law breakers in the pretext being related by blood

Somaliland is democratic country with a multiparty system and our country crossed over the days whereby groups support the culprits who stood against the law and order of this country. There were hundreds of somalilanders who jailed or sentenced for an offensive that they committed against the country, but we by no means, no one or group representing them come out to speak in favor of the accuser in our jails that was jailed for crimes committed against other citizens or against our country. Therefore, it is an ethical speaking to release someone that does not recognized at all the legitimacy for a government elected by 50 % of our population. On various occasions Mr. Goobe alleged that, he will stand against the government in the event the government did not obey his illegitimate demands. The population of Somali-land is estimated nearly four millions and in the unlike occasions that everyone exercises any unlawful habits, then we are not a nation, but turn back the days of the dark age in which people use to the law of jungle

As a result, those that speaks in favor to realizing the guilty party should be aware that we are nation that possess its regulations and constitutions that protects other citizens. The owner of Haatuf newspaper and his supporters should become conscious the existences of media code of conduct which defines the guiding rules and principles of the media. One cannot establish his own media to spread propaganda against others for the sake of your hidden interest. Basic values often need interpretation and sometimes come into conflict. Ethical journalism requires conscientious decision-making in context. Only substantial advancement of the public interest or risk of substantial harm to people allows any standard to be overridden. Employees must not request or accept inducements of money, goods, discounts or hospitality of any kind outside the normal scope of business hospitality. Only the editor or a nominee is authorized to accept offers of free or discounted hospitality such as travel and accommodation on behalf of a publication. Private Media’s policy is to remove any inaccurate or defamatory material brought to our attention and publicly acknowledge and correct all our mistakes as soon as possible. We should correct mistakes in the original story either on newspapers or on the website and then denote the change with a correction/clarification note at the bottom of the story. In some cases, we should also run the correction in the comments section of the email edition the next day. In addition, journalists have a duty to cooperate frankly and openly with the editor about any problems and to report errors to them. Freelancers are also bound by this duty. Where a journalist or contributor is found to have breached the Private Media code a range of actions could be taken, including further training, formal performance management or termination. In addition to our corrections and clarifications policy, our private Media has set up adjudication panel to examine issues that damages the integrity of our country and not defend those who write or publish anything they like in the name of free speech or press freedom. Few of the international code of conducts used by world journalists and approved by united nations, human rights organizations are the following:

1. Strives to ensure that information disseminated is honestly conveyed, accurate and fair.

2. Differentiates between fact and opinion.

3. Obtains material by honest, straightforward and open means, with the exception of investigations that are both overwhelmingly in the public interest and which involve evidence that cannot be obtained by straightforward means.4.

4. Does nothing to intrude into anybody’s private life, grief or distress unless justified by overriding consideration of the public interest.

5. Produces no material likely to lead to hatred or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age, gender, race, color, creed, legal status, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

6. A Report and interpret honestly, striving for accuracy, fairness and disclosure of all essential facts.  Do not suppress relevant available facts, or give distorting emphasis.  Do your utmost to give a fair opportunity for reply.

7. Aim to attribute information to its source.  Where a source seeks anonymity, do not agree without first considering the source’s motives and any alternative attributable source.  Where confidences are accepted, respect them in all circumstances

8. Do not allow personal interest, or any belief, commitment, payment, gift or benefit, to           undermine your accuracy, fairness or independence.

9. Do not allow advertising or other commercial considerations to undermine accuracy, fairness or independence

10.   Do not place unnecessary emphasis on personal characteristics, including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, family relationships, religious belief, or physical or intellectual disability.

11. Do your utmost to ensure disclosure of any direct or indirect payment made for interviews, pictures, information or stories.

12.  Do your utmost to achieve fair correction of errors.

13.  Aim to attribute information to its source. Where a source seeks anonymity, do not agree without first considering the source’s motives and any alternative attributable source where possible. Where confidences are accepted, respect them in all circumstances

14. Use fair, responsible and honest means to obtain material. Identify yourself and your employer before obtaining any interview for publication or broadcast. Never exploit a person’s vulnerability or ignorance of media practice

15. The editorial responsibility for the maintenance of balance and equitable coverage by public broadcasters rests with their respective Directors of News and Current Affairs and the Directors of Programmes.

16. All circumstances they shall respect all confidences received in the course of their calling.
17. They shall do their utmost to correct any published or broadcast information found to be harmfully inaccurate.

18.  Distinguish between advocacy and news reporting

19. Show compassion for those who may be affected adversely by news coverage. Use special sensitivity when dealing with children and inexperience sources or subjects.

20.  Do not spoil the images of others for the sake hidden agenda.

In conclusion, shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough. Supporting someone in the pretext being related by blood is unethical as we are not tribes that each one has its own interest, but we have shared interest and group interest. Our capital city is not place that is owned by group or tribe. It is a capital city for four million people. A capital city or capital town (or simply capital) is the municipality enjoying primary status in a state country which is the seat of the government and parliament. A capital is typically a city that physically encompasses the offices and meeting places of its respective government and is normally fixed by its law or constitution. In the unlike event that someone else has different definition, then let him tell us that definition. It is Indignity that groups support the law breaker in the name of blood relationship.


Ismail Yusuf