.Federation of Somali Journalists

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Somali police raid Sooyal TV and Radio, assault Radio Hiraan Weyne reporter

Nairobi, February 14, 2022 – Authorities in the Somali states of Galmudug and Hirshabelle should investigate and hold to account police officers who assaulted and arrested journalists and ensure that security personnel do not pose a threat to media freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On the evening of January 24, a group…

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Seven Somali journalists detained, radio station raided after interview with opposition group

Lusaka, January 28, 2022 – Authorities in Somalia’s south-central Hirshabelle state must stop intimidating and censoring the press through arbitrary arrests and station closures because they disagree with reported content, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Friday afternoon, January 21, 2022, heavily armed police in Beledweyne, a city in Somalia’s Hirshabelle state, raided…

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Somalia's soldiers patrol in Afgooye, some 30 km south of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on October 19, 2016. Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was gunned down in Afgooye on February 16, 2020. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)

Somali freelancer Abdiwali Ali Hassan killed in Lower Shabelle region

New York, February 18, 2020–Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km (19 miles) outside Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on February 16, and died on his way to the hospital, according to three local media organizations, his colleagues, and news reports.

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