Daud Abdi Daud CV and Short Biography

I’m Daud Abdi Daud Dimbil who is prominent Somali journalist by profession and was born in 1982 in Mogadishu, Somalia. When he was graduated from high school namedly Mogadishu Boarding School based in Mogadishu, Somalia in 2000, I started to work as journalist because it was my hoppy and created my own newspaper called Daryeel in the end of 2000 till 2007.

During my work periods I was the deputy director of radio Abudwaak based in Cabudwak district in Galgaduud region and I was also worked for radio Shabelle and Hornafric radio stations based in Mogadishu as correspondent in 2004-2007 in Galgaduud region of Central Somali regions. I played a vital role in the journalism field and my other work experiences are; I was the founder as well as first executive director of the Somali Journalist Rights Agency (SOJRA), co-founder of the National Association of Somali Science and Environmental Journalists (NASSEJ) but now known as Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) and I was instrumental in the creation of the Somali Coalition for Freedom of Expression (SOCFEX) and founder of Somali Christian Development Network (SOCDEN), Co-founder of the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) but now know as AFIJ, the African Federation of Intercultural Journalists and also a founder of the World Federation of Environmental and Intercultural Journalists (WOFEJ). I’m well experienced journalist and preacher/ Pastor who has had the following training opportunities;

1. 19th–23rd February, 2007 Certificate of Training of Trainers cource (TOT) Training on HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination Reduction, IEC Development and use. Hosted by Somali Redcross Society (SRCS) in collaboration with International Federation of Redcross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as well as South and Central AIDS Commision (SCAC).

2. 15th-16th July, 2008 Certificate of Peace Journalism Workshop which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by a Somali newspaper called National Post and funded by U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

3. November-December, 2008 Certificate of Training course on Ethics of Journalism and Modern Radio Reporting which was held in Nairobi, Kenya and hosted by Somali Coalition for Freedom of Expression (SOCFEX) and funded by International Media Support (IMS).

4. 22nd-26th June, 2009 Certificate of Training on an Inter-ethnic and Conflict which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) in collaboration with UNESCO and Commonwealth Foundation.

5. Certificate of Pastorship Training of Trainers (TOT) by UNEP and UNDP

Education Experience: Five Honorable Certificates for Journalism, Peace building and Human rights programs and Certificate of High School and Bachelor Degree of Journalism and Mass Communication

I’m new preacher and works in Somalia as bishop representing God’s will and ministry through by the Gospel invasion ahead in across Somalia. I’m leading the Somalia Christian Development Network (SOCDEN) www.socden.org as coordinator just to register the current Gospel fellows and retrain them through SOCDEN initiative in cooperation with MICAH Global in which is our global affiliate and the African Pastors Fellowship (APF).

Volunteer Works

The United Religions Initiative (URI) county coordinator of Somalia from 2011-2018. And I’m one of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Membership Committee since 2016. I’m also volunteer member of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) Resources Development Committee


I’m still a human rights and press freedom activist as well as a freelance journalist who writes religion, education, travel issues and science topics reports including agriculture, health, technology innovations and climate change.

Currently, I’m a member and leading the Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) as well as I’m a member of the International League of Conservation Writers (ILCW), Internews Health Journalism Network, the African Network of Environmental Journalists (ANEJ), Pan African Agricultural Journalists (PAAJ), Arab Science Journalists Association (ASJA), African Federation of Science Journalists (AFSJ), International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) and Water Journalists In Africa Network.

Voluntarily, I’m one of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Membership Committee since 2016. I’m also volunteer member of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) Resources and Development Committee


I’m local and International Mult award winner journalist such as SOMESHA Green Journalism Award 2014 and the 2022 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award.

My Reporting Projects

  1. Doing PCVE Reports and Awareness.

2. Producing Philosophical Science Stories through translating the national and the global Poems and Songs

3. Producing an Investigative Reports on Somalia Environmental health crisis and the renewal draughts and the famine.

4. promoting Investigative reports for Somalia humanitarian Aid deliverance and transparency.

5. Producing investigative reports for Somalia educational development through monitoring and evaluation frame.

My Past Advocacy Activities

My personal aims is to remind the human kinds at all the legality processes could cause interactions between one or more cultures because along with other Aid and humanitarian emergency professionals, journalists are often “first responders” when an earthquake, prolonged conflict, civil war or a terrorist attack devastates a community.

I acknowledged that the current Universal human dignity can only become a reality through respect for the full range of human rights in which from inadequate housing and physical integrity to access to information.

Popularly, as we approach the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the aspirations for a world free from want as well as fear is unrealized for millions of people living injustice, routinely denied many if not all of their human rights.

My Past Advocacy Campaigns

National Unity Government of Somalia pushing for release of Canadian journalist

Six months after she was kidnapped in Somalia, there is a glimmer of hope former Alberta journalist Amanda Lindhout MAY be released soon…Continue reading

Kidnapped Alberta journalist made a brief escape: source | CTV News

A Somali journalist tells CTV News Lindhout and fellow Australian hostage Nigel Brennan were seen running from their captors into the safety of a nearby mosque, but they were re-captured minutes later after the gunmen caught up to them…Continue reading

Somalia arrests second reporter in rape trial case – Business Recorder Somali police have arrested a journalist who criticised the jailing of a reporter and a woman he interviewed who said she was raped by security forces, colleagues and rights groups said Tuesday. Daud


Although Impunity means “exemption from punishment or loss or escapes from fines”. I have to admire myself and let them see all fellow folks to ensure it and respect with each other apart from the legal perpetrators against the press freedom and human rights. In the international law of human rights, it refers to the failure to bring perpetrators of human rights violations to justice and, as such, itself constitutes a denial of the victims’ right to justice and redress.

I Know there are violations against journalists and from even the press freedom defenders and activists them self but forgiveness should be the mutual concern among them. As a result of that, there was a time I witnessed such a case in 2009 when an advocator from the Reporters Without Borders tried to dismiss, reject and violate my news research alert and about the escape attempt for two foreign journalists who were abducted in Somalia in 2008. Meanwhile, Leonard Vincent, the Africa desk chief at Reporters Without Borders, said the “middlemen” involved in the negotiations for the release of the two journalists are getting “angry” at the Canadian authorities refusal to pay ransom, “Obviously, there’s some kind of obstruction on the fact that Canadians are sitting on the principle that they don’t pay for terrorism, which is something that is crazy because somebody will have to pay… There has to be a clan agreement. There has to be a money agreement. There has to be money delivery and then there has to be a scenario of getting out, who does it, who gets the credit, who films it,” he said. link

 However Amanda Lindhoot was a journalist opens up about being raped in 15-month hostage ordeal in Somalia, so later on when the two abducted released what happened and about the escape attempt?

During my profession in journalism, I met several restrictions threats and arrests but the most dangerous detention without charge was when I was speaking at a court by saying that journalists have the right to interview people and even, I added that I’m seeking an interview with the president’s wife.

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