Abshir Ali Gabre

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Somalia

February 5, 2008 10:32 AM ET

Attacks had become so pervasive in this conflict-riven state that the National Union of Somali Journalists described 2006 as "the most dangerous year for press freedom for more than a decade." Then came 2007--a year in which conditions grew dramatically...

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In Somalia, reporter killed in vehicle ambush

August 24, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 24, 2007—A young reporter returning from a journalism training workshop in the Somali capital of Mogadishu was shot dead today in southwestern Somalia when clan militiamen ambushed his vehicle, according to the National Union of Somali Journalists....

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In Somalia, two prominent journalists assassinated hours apart

August 13, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 13, 2007—Somalia’s U.S. and Ethiopian-backed government arrested two suspects on Sunday in the separate attacks that killed prominent journalists Ali Sharmarke and Mahad Ahmed Elmi of leading independent broadcaster HornAfrik Media in the war-torn capital of Mogadishu. Both...

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In Somalia, two journalists killed in ambush of official’s motorcade

May 17, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 17, 2007—Two radio reporters covering a provincial governor in south-central Somalia were gunned down on Wednesday after the official’s motorcade was ambushed by clan militia. News editor Abshir Ali Gabre and reporter Ahmed Hassan Mahad of Radio...

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Abshir Ali Gabre

May 16, 2007 12:00 AM ET

News editor Abshir Ali Gabre and reporter Ahmed Hassan Mahad of Radio Jowhar, a private station in Jowhar, 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of the capital, Mogadishu, were gunned down when a provincial governor's motorcade was ambushed by gunmen from a rival sub-clan. Gabre...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Somalia

March 14, 2005 11:11 AM ET

Somalia Journalists face violence and lawlessness in Somalia, which has had no effective central government since the fall of dictator Siad Barre in 1991. The self-declared autonomous region of Puntland in the northeast, and the self-declared republic of Somaliland in...

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Journalist harassed over radio report

March 2, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 2, 2004—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the detention of Abshir Ali Gabre, news editor at the independent Radio Jawhar, who was recently held overnight on the orders of Somali faction leader Mohamed Omar Habeeb, also...

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