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IPI marks drop in journalists’ deaths – 100 lost in 2014

At least 100* journalists lost their lives in connection with their profession this year, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today, a drop from recent years but a tally that still made 2014 one of the most deadly on record. Some 89 of the names recorded on IPI’s Death Watch this year appeared to have been […]

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Award-winning Somali journalist killed in car bomb

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on the Somali government to investigate the death of award-winning radio journalist Yusuf Ahmed Abukar, who was killed by a car bomb on Saturday. The 27-year-old reporter was driving through Mogadishu when a bomb planted underneath the front seat of his car exploded at 7:40 a.m., according to […]

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Guest Blog: The verdict on Somalia’s draft media law

It is not everyday that UK Somali journalists meet in London to discuss a draft law in Somalia – a country known for its lawlessness and for being the epitome of a failed state. But this is not any law, but a law which could potentially be a pillar for democratic progress in Somalia. Somalia’s […]

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Somaliland authorities launch fresh assault on media

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed deepening concern about the erosion of press freedom in Somaliland, a self-ruling region of Somalia where authorities have several times in recent months moved to shutter independent news media. In the latest incident, Information Minister Abdullahi Mohamed Dahir announced on Monday that the Hargeisa-based government had suspended Universal […]

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