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Journalist killed during fighting in Mogadishu

(NUSOJ/IFEX) - The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the third killing of a journalist in Somalia since the beginning of 2009.

Abdirisak Warsameh Mohamed of Radio Shabelle was shot dead on the morning of 22 May 2009 by forces fighting in the neighbourhoods near Bakara Market in Mogadishu. He was killed as he was crossing the road near Wardhigley police station, according to the director of Radio Shabelle, Mukhtar Mohamed Hirabe.

Abdirisak was on his way to Radio Shabelle when bullets hit him in the chest. His body lay on the road for about 45 minutes as the militias shot at anyone that approached.

In June 2008, Abdirisak was one of 48 Somali journalists that received safety training in Djibouti from NUSOJ and the International News Safety Institute (INSI).
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