Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamed Mohamud Turyare
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||18 December 2012|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamed Mohamud Turyare, 18 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5107a0af49.html [accessed 5 March 2015]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
Shabelle Media Network
October 28, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia
Mohamed, a reporter and website editor for the Shabelle Media Network, died a week after being shot by unidentified assailants, according to local journalists and news reports. The journalist had been walking home from a mosque in the Hawo Tako neighborhood of Mogadishu when two gunmen attacked him, news reports said. Mohamed, who underwent abdominal surgery after the shooting, had been hospitalized at the time of his death.
Mohamed, 22, was the fourth Shabelle journalist to be murdered in 2012. Local journalists said they believed Mohamed was targeted for his work at the network. Shabelle, though long established, had undergone recent management changes that led to harder-edged news coverage, local journalists said. The coverage, in turn, had engendered the wrath of Al-Shabaab militants and government officials, they said.
|Job:||Broadcast Reporter, Editor|
|Beats Covered:||Culture, Politics|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|