CPJ shocked by murder of Somali journalist

February 4, 2009 11:55 AM ET

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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