The IFJ regrets the death of radio journalist in Somalia

The International Federation of

Journalists (IFJ) regrets today, 28 Ocotber, the death of Somalian radio

journalist Mohamed Mohamud on 28 October. Mohamed Mohamud died from injuries he

suffered from a gunshot on 21 October. Seventeen journalists have been killed in Somalia this year.

Mohamed Mohamud, aka Turyare,

producer and Webmaster of Radio Shabelle was fatally wounded on 21 October in

an attack while walking back home in the Hawo Tako neighbourhood of Wadajir

distrinct in Mogadishu when two unidentified armed men fired at him. Three

bullets penetrated his stomach causing the journalist to immediately lose



Mohamud, a twenty-two year

old, was immediately admitted to Mogadishu's Madina hospital where the doctors

reported his condition as not life-threatening. On Saturday, however, Mohamud’s

condition suddenly deteriorated and measures were taken to transfer the young

journalist abroad for prolonged medical treatment. Sadly, Mohamud passed away

around 20 p.m. local time. 


"It is extremely

deplorable that Mohamed Mohamud Turyare died from the gunshot wounds,” said

Omar Faruk Osman, National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) Secretary

General. "We reproach such an act whose primary intention was to eliminate

Mohamud and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues,"

continued Mr Faruk.


Mohamed Mohamud’s death

underscores the hostile environment journalists in Somalia operate.


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