Somali Broadcast Journalist Murdered
Somali reporter Ali Ahmed Abdi was killed Sunday, March 4 in Galkayo, Somalia when masked gunmen reportedly shot him in the head after stopping him in the street. Abdi was a reporter for an online Somali news site and formerly a journalist with Galkayo Radio. He was an outspoken advocate for press freedom in Somalia, often highlighting cases of murdered journalists in the country. Freedom House is saddened by his vicious murder and calls for a full investigation and increased efforts to protect media freedom in the country.
Freedom in the World 2011: Somalia