Gunmen kill Somali journalistBy ABDULKADIR KHALIF in Mogadishu | Thursday, May 3 2012 at 19:24
A journalist working with a local broadcaster was Wednesday killed in Galkayo, 750km north of Somalia capital Mogadishu.
Mr Farhan ‘James’ Abdulle, who worked with Daljir Radio, was attacked by armed men in the evening as he was heading home in the northern part of the town controlled by Puntland, a semi-autonomous state in the northeastern Somalia.
Mr Abdulle was seriously wounded and died while medical staff at the town’s general hospital were attempting to save his life.
The killers, who reportedly used pistols, fled from the scene before Puntland police arrived.
In March, another journalist, Mr Ali Ahmed Abdi, was killed in the same town.
Somalia continues to be one of the worst places in the world for journalists to operate.
So far, five journalists have been keen in Somalia this year.
The media is widely targeted by groups, particularly the fanatical Islamists who threaten, kidnap, kill and force many to flee the country.
Many media houses have been confiscated by the lawless groups and others forced to cease operations.
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