Puntland

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A general view shows people walking along a street in Galkayo on April 21, 2015. A radio reporter and photographer was killed in Galkayo on September 19, 2018. (Reuters/Feisal Omar)

Journalist dies in Puntland of injuries sustained in knife attack

Nairobi, September 21, 2018–Police in Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in Somalia, should rigorously investigate the killing of Abdirisak Said Osman, a reporter and photographer with the privately owned radio station Codka Nabada, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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People wait in a line to cast their votes in the presidential election at a polling station in Hargeisa, Somaliland, on November 13, 2017. Somaliland authorities in late May 2018 detained two journalists and banned two TV stations. (AFP)

Somaliland arrests journalists, bans TV stations

Nairobi, June 1, 2018–Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should desist from detaining and harassing journalists covering a conflict with Puntland and lift an operations ban on two television stations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A soldier stands outside Garowe prison as prisoners stand behind the locked gate in Garowe, Puntland, in northeastern Somalia, on December 14, 2016. Puntland authorities detained a journalist without charge on May 4, 2018. (Reuters/Feisal Omar)

Puntland authorities detain journalist without charge

Nairobi, May 18, 2018–Authorities in Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in Somalia, should immediately release journalist Ibrahim Obo Daud, also known as Suldan Godogodo, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ibrahim was arrested on May 4 in Garowe, the administrative capital of Puntland, according to Media Association of Puntland (MAP) chairman Mohamed Dahir and Bashir…

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Prisoners stand behind bars in Garowe, Puntland, December 14, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)

Journalist detained without charge in Puntland

Nairobi, August 9, 2017–Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Omar, who works for the news website Horseed Media and the privately owned Somali Cable TV channel, on August 6, 2017, in Garowe, the administrative capital of Puntland, a semi-autonomous region…

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Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali gives his acceptance speech in Garowe, January 14, 2014. (Reuters)

Puntland journalist jailed after criticizing president

Nairobi, July 7, 2017–Authorities in Puntland should immediately release journalist Ahmed Ali Kilwe, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces in Garowe, the administrative capital of the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, have detained Ahmed, the founder of the news website Puntlandone.com, since July 2, according to media reports.

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Police raid, close independent radio station in Puntland

Nairobi, June 30 2016 — Authorities in the Puntland region of Somalia should immediately reopen an independent radio station closed in a police raid and ensure its journalists’ safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Two gunmen shot Abdirisak Ali Abdi at a restaurant on Tuesday. The Radio Daljir journalist died at a hospital. (HCTV)

Somali journalist in Puntland killed by gunmen

Nairobi, November 19, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland to do their utmost to arrest and prosecute the killers of a Somali journalist and identify the motive behind the murder.

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Fatima Yusuf was detained overnight by police in Puntland. (Puntland Sun)

In Somalia, Puntland authorities detain radio journalist

On August 6, 2014, police in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland detained Fatima Yusuf, a reporter for the private broadcaster Radio Daljir, according to local journalists and news reports. Police raided Fatima’s hotel room in Puntland’s capital, Garowe, and also arrested two other journalists, Puntland TV reporter Khadro Mohamed and Kalsan TV reporter Abdinasir Da’ad.…

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Assailants throw grenades at radio station in Puntland

Nairobi, October 16, 2013–Unidentified assailants threw two grenades at the Galkayo offices of Radio Daljir in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland on Tuesday night, according to news reports and local journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the attack on Radio Daljir, which has been targeted in the past, and calls on authorities to identify…

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Liban Abdullahi was shot dead on Sunday. (Garoornews Online)

Gunmen kill Somali broadcast journalist in Puntland

Nairobi, July 8, 2013–Two unidentified gunmen killed TV reporter Liban Abdullahi on Sunday evening in Galkayo, a central town in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, according to local journalists and news reports.

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