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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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Journalist death shows Somali media are still under attack

It is never an easy time to be a journalist in Somalia. But the failure of the Somali government to improve security, including for the media, and increasingly authoritarian moves against the press in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland are not helping, as the recent deaths of two Mogadishu-based journalists show. In Puntland, a ban […]

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Sixth Somali journalist killed in 2013

The International Press Institute (IPI) condemns the murder of Somali television journalist Liban Abdullahi Farah—the sixth journalist to be killed in the east African country this year—and urges Somali authorities to take the prompt and necessary steps to bring the crime’s perpetrators to justice. According to IPI sources, Farah was shot four to six times […]

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IPI gravely concerned by threats to journalists in Mogadishu, Somalia

A journalist working for a radio station in Somalia was hit by stray bullets this week – the second such incident in a month – and the premises of a newspaper were struck by artillery shells during heavy fighting, according to reports. Two journalists who were detained by security forces of the transitional government last […]

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