Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Nasteh Dahir Farah
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2009|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Nasteh Dahir Farah, January 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64966723.html [accessed 21 October 2014]|
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June 7, 2008, in Kismayo, Somalia
Farah, 27, vice president of the National Union of Somali Journalists and a contributor to several local and international news outlets, was shot by two men in Kismayo as he walked home from an Internet café at around 7 p.m., local journalists told CPJ. Farah was rushed to a local hospital but died within minutes from blood loss, the journalist union reported.
In a follow-up report, the union said Farah had been killed by insurgents in reprisal for his work. Farah had been reporting on a conflict over distribution of tax revenue in Kismayo, Abdi Aynte, a correspondent for the BBC, told CPJ.
The slaying came a day after Farah expressed fear for his life amid escalating insecurity in Kismayo. "I do not know if I can work in this hostile environment anymore. I am so scared," Farah told an Agence France-Presse reporter one day before his murder.
The journalist is survived by his wife, who was six months pregnant at the time of the killing, and a son.
Just weeks before his death, Farah contributed a piece to CPJ's magazine, Dangerous Assignments, recounting the killing of Somali National News Agency reporter Hassan Kafi Hared.
|Job:||Broadcast Reporter, Print Reporter|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|