Somali Journalists across the country have gathered in Mogadishu for three days national conference.
The conference which kicked off on Tuesday and was used to mark World Press Freedom Day and challenges facing Journalists in the recuperating state was discussed.
The forum is also used to pave way for National Union of Somali Journalists elections scheduled for 5th May.
105 delegates across regions of the country who are already in the capital Mogadishu are expected to vote to decide the next secretary general and the chairman of National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ)
Former senior BBC Mogadishu correspondent Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu is among key candidates to fill the position vacated by Mohamed Ibrahim Pakistan who is currently the chair of national labour union.