Journalists Killed  |  Somalia

Abdullahi Omar Gedi

Radio Daljir

August 31, 2010, in Galkayo district, Puntland, Somalia

Gedi, 25, a studio technician and part-time reporter for Radio Daljir, was stabbed in the Galkayo district of Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland, according to local journalists.

Shortly after leaving work to meet a friend that evening, Gedi was stabbed several times by multiple, unidentified assailants, the station reported. He died of chest and leg injuries at Galkayo General Hospital, local journalists told CPJ. Primarily a studio technician, Gedi also covered local news as a reporter and a presenter. Authorities did not disclose a motive or suspects.


Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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