Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Farhan Jeemis Abdulle
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||18 December 2012|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Farhan Jeemis Abdulle, 18 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5107a0bba.html [accessed 19 May 2013]|
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Radio Daljir and Simba Radio
May 2, 2012, in Galkayo, Somalia
Two unidentified gunmen killed Farhan as he walked home from work in Galkayo, a town in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, at around 8 p.m., local journalists told CPJ. The assailants shot him three times in the back and once in the hand, local journalists said.
Farhan started working with Radio Daljir in 2006 as a reporter and then became a producer, editor, and host. He was also a correspondent for the Mogadishu-based Simba Radio.
Farhan's colleagues told CPJ the journalist had received unspecified threats from an anonymous caller a few days before the attack. Local journalists said they suspected Al-Shabaab insurgents had killed Farhan for his coverage of the conflict between insurgent groups and the government-allied forces in Somalia. Al-Shabaab insurgents have fought against the Puntland administration since 2007, according to news reports.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack. Farhan is survived by a wife and three children.
|Job:||Broadcast Reporter, Columnist / Commentator, Producer|
|Beats Covered:||Culture, Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|