Killing of Somali Journalists on the Increase


So far 16 media workers have been killed in the country since the start of the year. The latest death was that of a TV journalist who was shot by unknown gunmen.
  • Somalia:  Another Journalist Killed

    Shabelle Media Network, 24 October 2012

    Unidentified assailants in Las'anod town, northern Somalia have shot to death on Tuesday night a TV journalist, bringing the toll to 16 deaths since the start of 2012. read more »

Photo: NUSOJ

Somali journalists wear bullet-proof vests to go to work (file photo).

  • Somalia:  UN Calls for Probe Into Journalists' Killings

    UN News Service, 24 October 2012

    The United Nations top political official in Somalia today called for an investigation into the attacks that targeted two journalists in the Horn of Africa country over the past ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Journalist Shot After Leaving Mosque

    Committee to Protect Journalists, 22 October 2012

    Somali authorities must investigate the shooting of a journalist for a national broadcaster, identify the motive, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect ... read more »

  • Somalia:  TV Journalist Killed in North, Journalist Death Toll Rises to 16 This Year

    National Union of Somali Journalists, 22 October 2012

    The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has strongly condemned the killing of television journalist in northern Somalia. read more »

  • Somalia:  Somali MP Condemns Attack On Shabelle Media Journalist

    Shabelle Media Network, 22 October 2012

    After unknown gunmen have tried on Sunday evening to murder Mohamed Mohamud Turyare, a journalist working for the independent Shabelle Media Network based in Mogadishu, ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Somali Journalist Wounded in Mogadishu

    Shabelle Media Network, 21 October 2012

    A Shabelle Media journalist was wounded by gunmen in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday evening, Witnesses said. read more »

  • Somalia:  Radio Reporter Wounded in Mogadishu

    Garowe Online, 21 October 2012

    A Somali radio reporter was wounded by gunmen in Mogadishu Sunday evening, Garowe Online reports. read more »

  • Somalia:  Somaliland Journalists Under Fire

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 17 October 2012

    Journalists in the self-declared republic of Somaliland are increasingly being harassed and arrested by security forces there, say officials. read more »

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