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Fourth Somali journalist killed in as many months

Somali journalist Ali Ahmed Abdi was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Sunday evening, according to AP.  He was immediately taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 24-year-old reporter was walking home in Gasoor village when he was approached by two men, who shot him three times in the head. Abdi was a […]

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Sixth journalist killed in Somalia in past six months

On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, a radio reporter became the sixth Somali journalist to be killed in the last sixth months and the fifth in 2012 when he was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Galkayo, Puntland. The International Press Institute (IPI) today vigorously condemned Wednesday’s attack on Farhan Jeemis Abdulle in Galkayo […]

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9 Somali journalists killed in last eight months

The International Press Institute (IPI) on Friday reiterated its calls for Somali authorities to ensure that journalist murders are thoroughly investigated and prosecuted after the sixth journalist this year was reportedly murdered in Mogadishu. According to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Radio Shabelle journalist Ahmed Addow Anshur, 25, was shot by armed men […]

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More media murders in Mogadishu

Two Somali journalists were killed within a 24-hour period this weekend, according to news reports.  The International Press Institute called on the transitional government and its backers to take responsibility for the safety of journalists operating in the country. Yusuf Ali Osman was murdered on Sunday morning by men dressed up as school children who […]

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