Press freedom in the news 10/06/08

Agence France-Presse has coverage of the arrest and subsequent release of Ali Ilyas Abdullahi, a Somali radio journalist. Abdullahi was detained by police in the Somali capital Mogadishu over the weekend after reporting on a mortar attack at the home of a government official.

Also making news today is an interview with recently released Yemeni journalist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani. The Yemen Times article recounts his five-month ordeal in prison as well as Al-Khaiwani’s outlook on the current state of press freedom in Yemen.