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Journalists Killed in 2005 - Motive Confirmed: Duniya Muhyadin Nur

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2006
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2005 - Motive Confirmed: Duniya Muhyadin Nur, January 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6495d719.html [accessed 24 April 2014]
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Capital Voice
June 5, 2005, in Afgoye, Somalia

Muhyadin was shot to death while covering a protest in Afgoye, about 18 miles (30 kilometers) from Mogadishu. Muhyadin, 26, was a reporter for the Mogadishu-based radio station Capital Voice, owned by the HornAfrik media company.

She was covering a blockade by commercial drivers on the Mogadishu-Afgoye road, according to HornAfrik Co-Director Ahmed Abdisalam Adan. The drivers were protesting the proliferation of militia roadblocks. While they were attempting to stop private traffic, a gunman fired into Muhyadin's taxi, Abdisalam told CPJ. The bullet passed through the front seat and hit Muhyadin, who died instantly.

CPJ sources said the gunman was the assistant of a protesting trucker from the same sub-clan as his victim. Following negotiations, he paid compensation to her family, according to Somali tradition.

Somalia has had no functioning central government since the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in 1991. Militia leaders have carved the country into rival fiefdoms, many of them riddled by violence. In May, veteran HornAfrik journalist Abdallah Nurdin was wounded by an unidentified gunman.

Medium:Radio
Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Human Rights
Gender:Female
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Local Residents

 

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