Abdirahman Mohamed Faroole

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Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Faroole lambasted the media for undermining national security. (AFP)

Invoking security, Puntland bans two TV stations

New York, November 2, 2011–Authorities in northern Somalia banned two private broadcasters from operating in Puntland Tuesday, blaming independent media coverage for undermining national security as they grapple with potentially destabilizing violence in the region, according to local journalists and news reports. The Information Ministry in semi-autonomous Puntland banned the local operations of Universal TV…

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