Journalists Killed  |  Somalia

Farah Hassan Sahal

Radio Simba

August 4, 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Hassan's press card.

Hassan, 45, a logistics manager and driver for Radio Simba, died after being shot three times outside the station's office in the volatile Bakara Market area of Mogadishu, local journalists told CPJ.

The shooting came during intense fighting between Al-Shabaab insurgents and government-allied African Union troops, local reports said. Hassan's colleagues said the shots came from the direction of the AU forces. He is survived by a wife and five children, Radio Simba Director Abdullahi Ali Farah told CPJ.

Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.

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