What they did is not anyway a Press Freedom, but tragic in a big way. Some of us claim that the Minister is trying to muzzle the Press. That is untrue and the current government encourages the freedom of the press in my view. I was watching a press conference made by someone who claim to represent human rights office in Somaliland, and another who is a member of the Somaliland parliament, who ignorantly defend this man.
Qarrannes has become the platform of those against the current Somaliland government, because they were the mouse piece of the former government, and the former minister of finance use to pay the money this guy runs the website [that was the speculation commonly believed in Somaliland during the Riyaale government].
My comments do not anyway support the Foreign Minister, but ethically wrong and that, a responsible person or website should not publish something like this, while knowing that the information in hand is hacked from a private email of a State Minister. To be an opposition does not mean or anyway, warrant to dig that bad in any civilized society, and in Somaliland particularly. It is unpatriotic and selfishness to say the least.
There must be a limitation to press freedom and when such unprecedented event comes to light, the government has the right to go after people like Qarannews.
I still support that, a case against Qarannews should go ahead and the truth should come to light. Somaliland websites and news papers must refrain from such a crime.
By Omer Hussein Dualeh