Friday, 18 January 2013

Somali Media Freedom Defender Denounces member of the press murdered in Mogadishu

The Somali Media Freedom Defender   (SMFD) vigorously denounces the murder of Abdihared Osman Adan, one of Radio journalists in Mogadishu.

Mr. Adan, 45, who had been working as a presenter Shabelle Media has been killed around 7:10am local time by three men armed with pistols in Wadajir district in Banadir region.

The journalist murdered by the atrocious criminals few minutes after he has left his home to the Station to put on air morning news according to his Shabelle Media colleagues.

Abdihared is one of the few journalists working in dread conditions in Mogadishu. The Somali Media Freedom Defender (SMFD) calls Somali government to protect the journalists and investigate who habituated to murder journalists by taking all indispensable actions.

Mr. Abdihared left a mother and two kids. Heis the first Somali journalist to be killed in 2013. Eighteen journalists were killed in Somalia last year.

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