6 April 2012

Somalia: Shabelle Media Network Admin Decries the Brutal Murder of Mahad Salad Adan

London — The Administration of Shabelle Media Network has on Friday strongly condemned the horrible murder of radio and TV journalist in Beledweyne town, the capital of Hiran region in central Somalia.

Abdimalik Yousuf Mohammud, the chairman of Shabelle Media Network offered his heartfelt and deepest condolences to the families and friends of the murdered journalist, Mahad Salad Adan who was shot dead near his home in Beledweyn district on Thursday afternoon by gunmen.

Mr. Salad worked as a local correspondent forSomalia's largest news outlet, the Shabelle Media Network in Hiiraan region in central Somalia. Mahad Salad Adan is the fourth journalist murdered inSomaliain four consecutive months since the start of this year.

"I am really very shocked to hear about this sad event which took away the live of Mahad Salad Adan, who did good things about his endless efforts to promote his career." May Allah rest his life into paradise," said Mr. Mohamud.

Abdimalik Yousuf Mohammud, the chairman of Shabelle Media Network also stated that the murder of Mahad shows how Shabelle Media journalists are committed to sacrifice their lives for reporting the reality on the ground without bias.

"No investigation into any of the murders of Somalia journalists in recent months has been made so far. Somali authorities didn't immediately investigate the murder of Shabelle radio and TV journalists, including Hassan Osman Abdi, who was shot dead in 28 January near his home in Mogadishu who worked for the country's leading independent broadcast to bring justice the perpetrators," he added.

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