Somali TV reporter stabbed to death in Mogadishu

first_img Receive email alerts to go further AfricaSomalia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression Follow the news on Somalia Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF has learned from people close to Ali and from local sources that he recently covered an Islamic school teacher’s murder by suspected members of the Islamist rebel group Al-Shabaab. He had also covered Al-Shabaab’s recent military defeats. Somalia Latest News January 8, 2021 Find out more “The initial information suggests that this journalist was deliberately targeted and lured to his death,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The Somali authorities must do everything possible to catch all those suspected of being behind his murder and to establish their precise motive.” Froger added: “Somali journalists have been dying amid indifference and with complete impunity for too long. Only serious investigations and firm measures to reinforce their protection will obtain results capable of producing a lasting improvement in press freedom in Somalia.” February 24, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a full and thorough investigation into the way a Somali journalist was stabbed to death on a Mogadishu street yesterday evening, because the initial evidence suggests that he was the victim of a premeditated murder. Somalia is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Ali is the second Somali journalist to be murdered this year. Abdulwali “Online” Ali Hassan, a reporter for Mogadishu-based Kulmiye Radio and for Universal TV, a Somali TV channel based in London, was gunned down in February, shortly after covering Somali army operations against Al-Shabaab. RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland regioncenter_img RSF has for months been calling for the creation of a national mechanism for protecting and securing journalists, in which the first step would be a network of focal points within government ministries and agencies concerned with press freedom. News March 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia A total of 51 journalists have been killed during the past ten years in Somalia. This is almost half the entire number of journalists – 103 – who have been killed in connection with their work during the same period in all of sub-Saharan Africa. News AfricaSomalia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Freedom of expression Said Yusuf Ali, a reporter for privately-owned Kalsan TV, was stabbed four times when he stepped in between a man and a woman who appeared to be fighting. According to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), passers-by detained the man and handed him over to the police, who are now questioning him on suspicion of deliberately killing Ali. The woman fled the scene but the police are actively looking her because they believe she deliberately allowed herself to be used to attract Ali’s attention. News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists May 5, 2020 Somali TV reporter stabbed to death in Mogadishulast_img