Ahmed Hassan Mahad

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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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