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Al-Shabab announce ban on internet in Somalia

The rebel group said anyone who doesn't comply will be "considered to be working with the enemy and they will be dealt with in accordance Sharia law"

Index Index – International free speech round up 13/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 13/02/13

Index Index - International free speech round up 13/02/13

Somalia: journalist killed

A journalist from Radio Shabelle has been murdered in Somalia. Ahmed Ado Anshur was shot dead on his way home from work in Mogadishu yesterday. The young journalist was the host of a popular radio programme Qubanaha Wararka, and was renowned for his outspoken views on the political situation. He was shot several times

Somali journalist slain by unidentified gunmen

Somali journalist Farhan Jeemis Abdulle was reportedly murdered by two unidentified men on Wednesday evening in Puntland. According to colleagues of the journalist, he received threats from an anonymous caller days before he was shot and killed on his way home from work. His colleagues allege that the local militant

Somaliland: Journalists detained without charge

Two journalists have been detained without charge for over a week. Somaliland authorities arrested Ahmed Ali Farah, a reporter for Royal TV, in the disputed northwest town of Las Anod, in the Sool region, on 31 March. Three days later fellow television reporter Abdisaman Isse was arrested while visiting Farah

Somalia: Fourth journalist killed since year began

Unidentified gunmen have brutally murdered a Somalian radio journalist. Mahad Salad Aden, a well known and well respected journalist for Shabelle Media Network, was murdered on 5 April at around 5.30pm by a group of masked men. This attack is the fourth of its kind against journalists affiliated with the Shabelle Media Network, and

Somalia: Journalist shot dead in Galkayo

A Somalian journalist has been shot dead by gunmen. Ali Ahmed Abdi who worked for a Somali news website was shot in the head several times by masked men as he walked home on Sunday evening in the northern town of Galkayo. Until recently, Abdi had been working for the privately owned Galkayo

Somalia: Radio journalist murdered

A radio journalist has been shot dead by two unidentified men in Somalia. Abukar Hassan Mohamoud, nicknamed Kadaf,  was the manager of Mogadishu-based radio Somaliweyn. Mohamoud was shot five times in the head and chest at his home in Mogadishu on 28 February. Mohamoud, who had been trying to relaunch the radio station which had been

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