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Young Somali journalist dies days after being shot

Somali journalist Mohamed Mohamoud Tuuryare died yesterday, one week after gunmen shot him while he was on his way home from running an errand, the National Union of Somali Journalists and other news reports said. Tuuryare – 23 or 25 years old, depending on reports – was pronounced dead at Madina Hospital, where he was […]

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One journalist killed, another seriously wounded in assassination attempt in Somalia

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the killing of a journalist in northern Somalia and an assassination attempt on another journalist, which left him seriously wounded. According to local news reports, Ahmed Farah Ilyas, 25, a correspondent for the privately owned Universal TV, was shot dead on Oct. 23 in the Las Anod district […]

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Horseed FM shut in Puntland on orders from the authorities

Security agents in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region shut down a popular radio station in Bosaso on Saturday morning, according to news reports and local journalists. The authorities accused the station of broadcasting programs that threaten Puntland’s security, but didn’t provide any evidence, according to Mohamed Ibrahim of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ). Horseed […]

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Fifth and sixth Somali journalists killed within a week

Abdirahman Mohamud Ali is the fifth Somali journalist to be killed within a week, reports say. His beheaded body was reportedly found in Mogadishu yesterday, but no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks. Ali, 26, reportedly worked for the news website Ahmed Abdulahi Fanah, 32, of SAPA News Agency, was shot to […]

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