Press freedom defender badly injured by targeted Mogadishu bomb

first_imgNews December 4, 2018 Press freedom defender badly injured by targeted Mogadishu bomb SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence La voiture de Ismail Sheikh Khalifa après l’explosion Organisation to go further RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the targeted bomb attack that badly injured the well-known head of a Somali press freedom NGO today in Mogadishu and calls on the authorities to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation in order to quickly identify those responsible. Khalifa was a journalist with radio Star FM before founding HRJ. “We condemn this shocking attack that was carried out with the sole aim of silencing an impassioned press freedom advocate and thereby intimidating all Somali journalists, said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. The bomb was clearly placed under this journalist’s car in broad daylight in a busy downtown district with many surveillance cameras. We urge the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that a thorough and impartial investigation quickly identifies those who tried to murder this well-known journalist.”  News SomaliaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence February 24, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Somalia Ismail Sheikh Khalifa, the founder and head of Human Rights Journalists (HRJ), was rushed to Erdogan Hospital in a serious condition after a bomb placed under his car exploded in the downtown Mogadishu district of Waberi at around 4 pm.  After he received a blood transfusion, his condition was described as “stable,” relatives told RSF. RSF_en RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists March 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Two professional journalists have been killed this year in Somalia, which continues to be one of the world’s most dangerous countries for the media and is ranked 168th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia News January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img

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