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Arrests, threats worsen press freedom climate in Somalia

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has today expressed concern at the worsening climate of arrests and threats against independent journalists in Somalia and called on authorities to protect journalists from police violence. In recent months, a pattern of arrests, intimidation and censorship […]

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Mexico most deadly country for journalists in 2017

Mexico was the deadliest country for journalists in 2017 with at least 14* killed, edging out Iraq and Syria, even as the total number who died around the world in connection with their work dropped to its lowest level in a nearly a decade, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. IPI has added 82 […]

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Three more Somali journalists lose their lives in Mogadishu violence

Three journalists were killed today in an explosion that rocked a hotel in a government-controlled quarter of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, where a graduation ceremony for Banadir University was taking place. Mohamed Amin Adam Abdulle, of Radio Shabelle, and Hassan Zubeyr Haji Hassan, a cameraman for Al-Arabiya TV were both killed in the blast, the […]

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Seasoned journalist killed in Somali capital

Sheikh Nur Mohamed Abkey, a journalist working with the Somali government-run radio station, Radio Mogadishu, was murdered by gunmen last night in Mogadishu, according to reports from local Somali press freedom advocates. Abkey was reportedly walking through Mogadishu’s Bakara market yesterday morning when he was abducted by hooded gunmen. According to an emailed statement from […]

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