A memorial service for three Somali Journalists held in Nairobi.+PIC

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    A memorial service for three Somali Journalists held in Nairobi.+PIC

    A memorial service for three Somali Journalists,Ali Iman Sharmarke, Mahad Ahmed Elmi, killed in Mogadishu on Saturday August 11, and Abdulkadir Kaskey killed in Bay Region the Western Somalia was held at Barakat Hotel, Nairobi last Thursday.

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A memorial service for three Somali Journalists,Ali Iman Sharmarke, Mahad Ahmed Elmi, killed in Mogadishu on Saturday August 11, and Abdulkadir Kaskey killed in Bay Region the Western Somalia was held at Barakat Hotel, Nairobi last Thursday.


The chairman of Associated Somali Journalists ASOJ Dahir Abdulle Alasow has been established his Association said
“I am very sorry the killing of Somali journalists in 
Mogadishu last month”. 


The Memorial Service has also attended several Somali journalists whom were fled in Mogadishu recent days such as Hassan sheik Ahmed (Adde) who worked at horn Afrik Media, and was colleague the two Somali Journalist killed also they were his heads in Horn Afrik.

“I was fled in Mogadishu and my job after killed my friends and also got a allot of threats from the two sides of fighting in the capital” said Hassan Adde. 

Hassan Said there are many Somali journalists have disappoint their media Professional after the killing several Journalists this year and mostly were fled their country, and most of these journalists are in Nairobi and other towns in Somaliland. 

“although I am journalist who worked a long time ago, and now I am the General director Ministry of information TFG, It was very sudden dead from our colleague and I was very sorry when I heard the news of death the two journalists” said Hassan Isse Ali (Kuriya) the Director General of Information Ministry who was attended the memorial Service.

“If we are Somali Journalists Network Kenyan,to day 
I will like to say, we joined Associated Somali Journalists ASOJ”said The Somali Kenyan Journalists Chairman 
Mr Isma'el Sheik Abdi rahman. 

There are several Somali Journalists were killed in this year 
in Somalia such as: Mohammed Abdullahi Khalif, Voice of Peace, May 5, 2007, Galkayo Khalif, a contributor to the private radio station Voice of Peace in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, was killed by crossfire while covering an army raid on an illegal gun market.


Khalif died from a bullet to the chest as soldiers were raiding the dealership to recover an assault rifle allegedly stolen from the army. 

Khalif, believed to about 25, had contributed news reports to the station on a voluntary basis since last year, Director Mohamed Ali Ahmad told CPJ. 

“He had worked as a station technician for several months before that” Ahmad said.

Abshir Ali Gabre, Radio Jowhar, May 16, 2007, Jowhar Ahmed Hassan Mahad, Radio Jowhar, May 16, 2007, Jowhar News editor Abshir Ali Gabre and reporter Ahmed Hassan Mahad of Radio Jowhar, a private station in Jowhar, 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of the capital Mogadishu, were gunned down while covering a provincial governor after the official's motorcade was ambushed by gunmen of a rival sub-clan. 

Gabre and Mahad were riding in the first vehicle of the official convoy, a white pickup truck carrying officials and armed security guards, according to station director Saeed Ali Afrah. Gabre sustained gunshot wounds to his neck and left hand, while Mahad was shot in the head and chest, he said. 

The official was unharmed, but at least six people were killed and several injured in the ensuing gun battle, according to the independent station Radio Shabelle. 

Gabre, 35 and the father of one, was also the head of the Middle Shabelle branch of the National Union of Somali Journalists and a stringer for the private Somali Broadcasting Corporation, according to Afrah.

Mahad, 24, had been reporting for Radio Jowhar since its inception in October 2002. He was survived by a wife and three children.

Ali Sharmarke, HornAfrik, Mogadishu, August 11, 2007 Mahad Ahmed Elmi, HornAfrik, Mogadishu, August 11, 2007 Prominent journalists Ali Sharmarke and Mahad Ahmed Elmi of leading independent broadcaster HornAfrik Media were killed the war-torn capital of Mogadishu on the same day in two separate attacks. 

Unknown gunmen shot Elmi, director of Capital Voice radio, a private station of HornAfrik Media, four times in the head at close range as he neared the door of his office early on Saturday morning, according to news reports and local journalists. 

He bled to death after being rushed to the hospital.

Elmi, 30, hosted a popular daily morning talk show in which Mogadishu residents phoned in reports about specific neighbourhood news involving issues like crime or government security operations that affected their daily lives.

Gaarane reported that officials of the local Geledle sub-clan, to which the gunmen allegedly belonged, announced they would hand over the perpetrators to provincial authorities. Kaskey, 20, was an active young reporter respected by his colleagues, according to Radio Banadir program 



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