Somalia / 2014

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Two Somali journalists killed and three injured in twin bombings

December 8, 2014 5:26 PM ET

Nairobi, December 8, 2014--Two journalists were killed and three were wounded in a twin bombing in the south-central Somali town of Baidoa on December 5, which targeted a restaurant where journalists and officials frequently congregate....

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Somali journalist in Puntland killed by gunmen

November 19, 2014 3:14 PM ET

Nairobi, November 19, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland to do their utmost to arrest and prosecute the killers of a Somali journalist and identify the motive behind the murder....

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Journalists arrested after covering protest in Somaliland

November 3, 2014 5:33 PM ET

Nairobi, November 3, 2014--Authorities in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland arrested two journalists from privately owned television stations last week after they each aired coverage of a protest in the northwest town of Gabiley, local journalists told CPJ. Authorities arrested Horn Cable TV reporter Mukhtar Nouh Ibrahim on October 30...

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Somali journalist attacked outside home

October 21, 2014 4:16 PM ET

Unknown gunmen shot the Mogadishu Bureau Chief for the independent, U.K.-based Somali Channel Television on October 12, 2014, outside his home in the Howlwadaag neighborhood in the capital, Mogadishu, according to local journalists and news reports....

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Journalist released after being held for more than two years in Somalia

September 23, 2014 2:22 PM ET

Cape Town, September 23, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of German-American journalist Michael Scott Moore, who was kidnapped by Somali pirates in the city of Galkayo in January 2012. Moore's abduction was not previously reported by most media outlets at the request of those seeking his release....

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Somali journalist arrested after speaking out against censorship

September 3, 2014 5:17 PM ET

Nairobi, September 3, 2014--Somali journalist Hassan Gessey, a radio director at the independent Dalsan Radio, is being held without charge by the National Intelligence and Security Agency after criticizing a directive to restrict reporting on military operations, according to news reports and local journalists....

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Somali authorities detain three journalists and shutter radio station

August 21, 2014 11:11 AM ET

Nairobi, August 21, 2014 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the detention of three Shabelle Media Network journalists and the closure of their station. Security agents arrested 19 individuals at the network's offices in the capital Mogadishu on August 15, and removed the transmitters of...

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In Somalia, Puntland authorities detain radio journalist

August 7, 2014 12:29 PM ET

On August 6, 2014, police in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland detained Fatima Yusuf, a reporter for the private broadcaster Radio Daljir, according to local journalists and news reports. Police raided Fatima's hotel room in Puntland's capital, Garowe, and also arrested two other journalists, Puntland TV reporter Khadro Mohamed...

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, July 2014

August 1, 2014 12:20 PM ET

CPJ conducts fact-finding mission in Ukraine Muzaffar Suleymanov, CPJ's Europe and Central Asia Research Associate, traveled to Kiev on July 6 on a week-long fact-finding mission and spoke to more than a dozen local and international journalists about press freedom conditions in the country. Suleymanov also met with journalists who...

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Somali journalist killed by car bomb in Mogadishu

June 23, 2014 3:23 PM ET

New York, June 23, 2014--Authorities in Somalia must immediately investigate the murder of a Somali journalist in Mogadishu on Saturday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yusuf Ahmed Abukar, who also used the name Yusuf Keynan, was killed when a bomb believed to be attached to his car exploded...

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