Female journalist gunned down in Somalia

2016-06-05 21:18
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Mogadishu - A female journalist was shot dead in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, adding to the lengthening death toll among media in the violence-torn East African country, her colleagues said.

Sagal Salad Osman, a presenter and producer for state radio station Muqdisho, was gunned down by unidentified men who then fled, they said.

"One of my colleagues, Sagal Salad Osman, was shot dead near a university at Hodon district. She died instantly and the perpetrators have escaped after the shooting," said Ali Abdulkadir, who works at the station.

Several other colleagues confirmed the death.

"It was shocking, I was told she has been studying at the university nearby where she was killed. This is horrible indeed," said Mohamed Salad, another journalist.

Somalia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for media workers.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 45 Somali journalists have been murdered since 2007, a tally that does not include the latest fatality.

Reporters without Borders placed the country 172nd out of 180 countries for freedom of the press in 2015.


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