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Four Somali journalists killed in 24 hours

Mogadishu waterfront
Image from Sarah12

A Somali broadcaster shot dead on Friday was the fourth journalist killed in the nation’s capital in 24 hours.

The murder of Hassan Yusuf Absuge followed a suicide bombing in a Mogadishu restaurant which killed three journalists and wounded six others on Thursday.

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) East Africa consultant Tom Rhodes said in a media release the recently-elected Somali government must ensure press safety.

“Mogadishu has lost yet another good journalist who persisted with his work in the face of enormous risk,” Mr Rhodes said.

According to CPJ, Somalia is the most dangerous country in Africa to practice journalism.

Committee to Protect Journalists – stats and documents on Somalia

Somalia ranks 2nd worst in the world on CPJ’s Impunity Index for failure to combat deadly attacks on the press (Image from CPJ)

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