Attacks on journalists in Somalia

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    Attacks on journalists in Somalia

    (Reuters) - Relatives buried the latest victim of a series of attacks on journalists in Somalia, a senior broadcaster shot dead on Friday.

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(Reuters) - Relatives buried the latest victim of a series of attacks on journalists in Somalia, a senior broadcaster shot dead on Friday.

Here is a chronology of journalists who have died in Somalia since a conflict between Islamists and the government began in June 2006.

2006:

June 23 - Gunman shoots dead Swedish television cameraman Martin Adler covering a pro-Islamist demonstration in Mogadishu.

Aug 4 - Vehicle carrying members of the National Union of Somali Journalists is ambushed between Baidoa and Mogadishu. The driver Madey Garas is killed and a journalist injured.

2007:

Feb 16 - Ali Mohammed Omar, a presenter on Radio Warsan in Baidoa, is shot dead by three assailants as he walked home.

May 5 - Mohammed Abdullahi Khalif is killed in Puntland.

May 15 - Abshir Ali Gabra and Ahmed Hassen are killed in the central Shabelle region.

Aug 11 - Gunmen shoot dead Somali HornAfrik radio journalist and talk show host Mahad Ahmed Elmi outside his station in Mogadishu.

Aug 11 - HornAfrik media co-founder Ali Iman Sharmarke is killed by a landmine while travelling in Mogadishu after the funeral of a murdered colleague.



Reuters journalist Sahal Abdulle is injured.

Aug 24 - Abdulkadir Mahad Moallim Kaskey of local Radio Banadir is killed after attackers open fire on a minibus in southwestern Gedo province. Another passenger is hurt.

Oct 19 - Acting chairman of Radio Shabelle, Bashir Nur Gedi, is shot dead by unknown men in his house in Mogadishu.



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