Xukunka maxkamadda sare ee racfaanka ee Holland, xukunkaasi oo ku saabsan warar iyo qoraallo khalad ah oo laga faafiyey shirkadda Dahabshiil laguna daabacay qoraallada noocaas ah ilaa lix jeer websiteka www.sunatimes.com.

Marka loo eego qoraalladaasi, Dahabshiil waxa lala xidhiidhiyey falal denbiilanimo, kuwa argagixiso, iyo qas iyo dagaal ay kula kacdo saxaafadda.

Xukunkii ay riddey maxkamaddu bishii December 16-dii sannadkii 2014 ee ay ka gaadhay dacwaddii la xidhiidhay arrintan, maxkamadda racfaanka ee 's-Hertogenbosch waxay go’aamisay oo ay xukuntay in aan loo hayn wax caddaymo ah eedaha kor ku xusan ee lagu daabacay website-kaas, sidaasi awgeedna daabacadda iyo faafinta eedaymahaasi inay ahayd magac-dil amma sumcad-dilis.

Maxkamadda racfaanku waxay igu amartay in go’aankani maxkamaddu ku dhawaaqday in aan aniguna ku soo daabacao oo ku faafiyo isla website-ka www.sunatimes.com iyo weliba dhawr website oo kale.

Dahir Abdulle Alasow

In six publications on the website www.sunatimes.com Dahabshiil was associated with criminal acts, terrorism and violence towards the press.

By judgement on 16 December 2014 in summary proceedings the Dutch court of appeal of 's-Hertogenbosch judged that there was not enough evidence for the above mentioned allegations published on the website, and therefore publishing those allegations was defamatory.

The court of appeal ordered me to publish this announcement on www.sunatimes.com and several other websites.

Dahir Abdulle Alasow

Interview with Somali Journalist Dahir Alasow

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I ask myself always Who is Somaliland? Somaliland is the northern region of Somalia, but administratively it is in the hands of one clan that hail from the central regions of Somaliland. There is no democracy there. One party and coalition are oppressing the majority

Several weeks ago we had the privilege of exchanging emails with Somali journalism hero Dahir Alasow and he agreed to do a Q & A interview for the public. Mr. Alasow is the president of the Association of Somali Journalists and the founder of Waagacusub and Suna Times, two news programs that helped dismantle the Al-Shabaab group in Somalia through exposing the militant network’s schemes.

1. When did you enter journalism and how did you get started?

I always had the passion of the profession. I started in 1993 in Mogadishu with articles about social issues

2. Where are you primarily based today?

I currently reside in the Netherlands where our organization Association of Somali Journalists (ASOJ) is registered.

3. Who would you like to see as Somalia’s next president or prime minister?

I would like to see tribalism and corruption free leaders in the helm. Personally, I don’t like tribalism. I’d recommend that the president or the Prime minister be someone with knowledge and ability, Specifically I’d support a female president or female PM since men failed us.

4. What do you believe about oil exploration in Somalia?

I think oil produced in Somalia could contribute to the peace, because poverty is the main reason of the conflict.

5. Do you support federalism?

Federalism could not be embraced hastily, it is a good solution but majority of the Somali population don?t understand it very well. I think the public should be taught what the federalism is all about.

6. What is the most important part of the new constitution to you?

According to what I believe, the new constitution can’t work. The reason is, there are contradictory clauses; on the other hand those who drafted the constitution don?t have the constitution writing expertise, because the terminology used shows that the team drafted lacks the necessary experience.

7. Do you believe Somalia can become a normal nation again?

Yes I do, and I believe that things are now on the right track. It seems that the people and government of Turkey played an important role on how best Somalia can regain its nationhood.

8. What do you think about Somaliland and separatism?

I ask myself always Who is Somaliland? Somaliland is the northern region of Somalia, but administratively it is in the hands of one clan that hail from the central regions of Somaliland. There is no democracy there. One party and coalition are oppressing the majority, especially clans from Sool, Sanag, and Ayn. They were forced to establish a new administrative zone by the name Khaatumo State. Similarly clans in Awdal, Salal, and Gabiley established Awdal State. Therefore, its possible to see those in central regions to establish their own state. Somaliland’s hope of recognition is fading away.


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