ASOJ REGISTERED VIOLATIONS ON JOURNALISTS IN SOMALIA FROM 2000 TO 2007

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    ASOJ REGISTERED VIOLATIONS ON JOURNALISTS IN SOMALIA FROM 2000 TO 2007

    Although there are independent Media in Somalia the Journalists work in very difficult situation. There are no tangible relations between them and violations on the Journalist range from intimidation, torture to death. Below is an inventory of the vi

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Although there are independent Media in Somalia the Journalists work in very difficult situation. There are no tangible relations between them and violations on the Journalist range from intimidation, torture to death. Below is an inventory of the violations as recorded by ASOJ: -

ØOn 26th January 2000, unknown gunmen killed Ahmed Kafi Awale of Radio Voice of People in Bakaro Market of Mogadishu at a time he was engaged in duty. 



Ø  On 21st February 2001, Abdi Shakur Yusuf of Ogaal Newspaper was arrested in Bosaso (Puntland) but released in April, the same year.

Ø  On 27th August 2001, Bile Mohamed Qabowsade and Mahomed Sa’id of Soyal and Yool Newspaper respectively were arrested in Bossaso (Puntland) and freed later.

Ø 17th January 2003, gunmen loyal to businessman Mohamed Deylaf closed down Horn afrik Media in Mogadishu.

Ø On 5th June 2003,  Abdirahman Hudeyfi and Hussein Geddi working for Banadir Radio were arrested by TNG.

Ø   On 9th February 2005, Kate Peyton  working for the BBC was shot dead in Mogadishu by unknown gunmen.

Ø   On May 2005, gunman wounded Abdalla  Nuradin of Horn afrik Media station.

Ø  On 5th June 2005, gunmen shot dead Dunia Muhyadin Nuur  (Horn Afrik Media Station) in Afgoye town of Somalia while she was in her line of duty. 


Ø   On 3rd August 2005, Abdulahi Kulmiye was arrested in Jowhar (Middle Shabelle region –Somalia) by the local administration but released after few days.

Ø On 23rd June 2006, freelance Swedish Cameraman Martin Alder was killed in Mogadishu. 

Ø On 24th October 2006, the TFG detained Fahad Mohamed Abokar, Mohamed Adawe, and Muqtar Mohamed Catosh working 3 media stations: Horn Afrik, Shabelle Radio and Warsan radio. The journalists were freed after few days of captivity in Baidoa. 

Ø On 24th November 2006, Abdulahi Yasin from Warsan radio was arrested in Baidoa by the TFG but released after few days of detention.

ØOn 15th January 2007, the TFG closed down three Radio stations in Mogadishu namely Horn Afrik media, Shabelle Media Network, and Holy Quran Media Station (IQK).

Ø On 2nd January 2007, some of the Hatuf newspaper staff were arrested by Somaliland authorities and sentenced  2 years in prison. Allegations were premised on editorial about the Family of President Riyale of Somaliland. 

Ø  On 9th March 2007, the TFG detained Hassan Sade Dhagane of Horn afrik media station in Mogadishu but freed after over a week of detention.

Ø On 4th April 2007, Abdulkadir Nadara, Bashiir  Naleye,Hamid Mohamed of Universal TV were by the TFG but released after arraigning in Court on 22nd  May 2007. 
 

Ø On 5th May 2007, Mohamed Abdulahi, Director of Radio Galkayo was shot dead in Puntland.
 

  

  

By Head of Research and documentation ASOJ 



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