Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Photo of Byron Bay - one of Australia's best beaches! codkaaa Puntlandrise.com

Two Somali journalists killed in Mogadishu

Two Somali journalists killed in Mogadishu

Nairobi, September 28, 2012-Two Somali journalists have been killed in Mogadishu in the past 24 hours, one in a brutal targeted attack, according to local journalists and newsreports

Local residents found the decapitated body of Abdirahman Mohamed, 26, a reporter for the sports news website Ciyaarahamaanta, near a restaurant next to Suqa Holaha, a local livestock market, in the Huriwa district on Thursday, local journalists told CPJ. Unknown gunmen had abducted Abdirahman that day as he was visiting a relative’s house, the journalists said. Abdirahman was found with his hands tied behind his back and his severed head on his chest, the journalists said.

The motive for the killing was not clear and no group has claimed responsibility, according to news reports. CPJ is investigating the case to determine whether it was related to the journalist’s work.

“We call on Somali authorities to investigate the killing of Abdirahman Mohamed in Mogadishu, a government-controlled area,” said CPJ East Africa Consultant Tom Rhodes. “This is the most dangerous year for Somali journalists ever recorded by CPJ, and the violence is having a clear effect on the ability and willingness of journalists to gather and report the news.”

Separately, unidentified gunmen in military uniforms this morning shot dead Ahmed Abdulahi, a reporter for the Yemeni news agency, SABA, according to local journalists and news reports. Abdulahi was on a bus on his way to work when a dispute between the driver and a militia group guarding the checkpoint occurred, local journalists told CPJ. Gunmen opened fire on the bus, and Abdulahi was shot in the head. It wasn’t immediately clear whether anyone else on the bus was killed.

Ten journalists have been killed in Somalia this year in direct relation to their work, with four deaths last week in Mogadishu within a 24-hour period. Several local journalists have told CPJ they are suspending their work temporarily because of the recent attacks. CPJ ranks Somalia as the most dangerous country to practice journalism in Africa.

·      For more data and analysis on Somalia, visit CPJ’s Somalia page here.

 

 

###
CPJ is a New York-based, independent, nonprofit organization 
that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide.
Contact:
Mohamed Keita
Africa Advocacy Coordinator

<

Akhriste Halkani Hoose Ku Qor Fikradada (0)


Comments are closed.

cali waraabe “Faisal Cali Waraabe Bosaaso Ka Horumarsan Hargaysa” ( Muuqaal)
- Apr 24, 2015
(Hargaysa-Galgalanews) Faysal Cali Waraabe Gudoomiyaha Xisbiga  UCID oo Somaliland dib ugu soo laabtay waxana ...
Guddiga Dhismaha Jidka Ceel-daahir & Ceerigaabo VEDIO Guddiga Dhismaha Jidka Ceel-daahir & Ceerigaabo VEDIO
- Apr 24, 2015

baaq1 Baaqan waxaa soo diray qurbajoogta Beesha Ugaadhyan ee North America.
- Apr 23, 2015
  Tacsi & Baaq Baaqan waxaa soo diray qurbajoogta Beesha Ugaadhyan ee North America. Annaga oo aad ...
sahmais Dhageyso: Xoghayaha Xisbiga (UCID) ee Canada Shamis Qardo Jeex “Suldaan Waber meel dheer majiro
- Apr 23, 2015
Dhageyso: Xoghayaha Xisbiga (UCID) ee Canada Shamis Qardo Jeex oo Kuhor Kuftey Madasha#60 "Suldaan ...
Bunka Calmadow & Dhoofinta Bunka (Warbixin)
- Apr 22, 2015
Beeralayda deegaanka Calmadow ee gobolka Sanaag ayaa sheegaya inay ku adagtahay suuq geynta dalagyadooda ...
dahabshiil Wareysi: Cabdirashiid Dahabshiil (Muuqaal)
- Apr 22, 2015
Laanta Af Somaliga ee VOA-da ayaa Waraystay C/rashiid Dahabshiil Madaxa Shirka Xawilada ee Dahabshiil ...