Puntland

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Puntland authorities ban three radio stations

Nairobi, March 18, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by a recent directive from authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region banning local broadcasters from airing content produced outside the region.

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Attacks on the Press: Journalism and Religion

Editors think twice, reporters do not dig deeply, columnists choose words carefully. By Jean-Paul Marthoz

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The offices of Horseed FM were raided and shut down on Saturday. (Horseed FM)

Puntland authorities close down radio and website

Nairobi, October 9, 2012–Security agents in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland shuttered private broadcaster Horseed FM on Saturday morning and ordered Internet service providers in the region to block the station’s website, according to local journalists.

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Farhan Jeemis Abdulle was shot dead on Wednesday. (Free Press Unlimited)

Gunmen kill Somali journalist in Puntland

New York, May 3, 2012–Two unidentified men shot and killed Somali journalist Farhan Jeemis Abdulle on Wednesday evening as he walked home from work in Galkayo, a town in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, according to news reports. Local journalists told CPJ that Abdulle, a producer and host at the private Radio Daljir, would often sleep at…

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The staff of Codka Nabadda (Voice of Peace). (Somalia Report)

Puntland radio station closed, director held

New York, March 5, 2012–Authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in Somalia shut down an independent radio broadcaster and arrested the station’s director over coverage of fighting between the government and Al-Shabaab militants, local journalists said.Around 10:20 p.m. Saturday, armed police arriving in two vehicles raided Codka Nabadda (Voice of Peace) in the port city of…

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Somali journalist Ali Ahmed Abdi was shot and killed in Puntland on Sunday. (Radio Daljir)

Somali journalist killed in Puntland

New York, March 5, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of a former Somali journalist who was shot on Sunday in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland. The victim, Ali Ahmed Abdi, had recently resigned as a manager for a news outlet that has come under attack by Al-Shabaab insurgents.

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Mohamed Ahmed (SBC Online)

Puntland must explain detention of journalists

New York, January 5, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland to explain why they have held two journalists without charge since Monday.

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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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Radio Galkayo was damaged in a grenade attack. (Raxanreeb)

Puntland radio station hit by grenade attack

New York, October 19, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Tuesday’s grenade attack on a Puntland radio station and calls for authorities to take immediate steps to identify and prosecute the perpetrators. This was the third local radio station hit with a blast in three months, CPJ research showed.On Tuesday evening, a grenade was hurled…

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Horriyo Abdulkadir (NUSOJ)

Attackers shoot journalist in Somalia

New York, September 15, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Wednesday evening shooting of a Somali radio journalist in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, and calls on the government to immediately take steps to bring the perpetrators to justice. Unknown gunmen shot 20-year-old radio journalist Horriyo Abdulkadir Sheik Ali four times on Wednesday evening…

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