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CPJ shocked by murder of Somali journalist

We issued the following statement today after the shooting Tuesday of Horn Afrik radio station director, Said Tahlil, in Mogadishu, Somalia...
"We are shocked by the killing of Said Tahlil and send our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues," said CPJ's Africa program cordinator, Tom Rhodes. "Tahlil and other brave journalists in Mogadishu who continue to work under extremely dangerous conditions must be supported. We call on the new Somalia administration to make every effort to protect journalists."

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It is shocking to hear of the Death of Said Tahlil. It is a stark reminder of how volatile the situation is in Somalia. The New President of Somalia does not have an easy task rebuilding this strife torn country. But Freely practicing journalism is the sign of a healthy country.