Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Nur Muse Hussein
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2010|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Nur Muse Hussein, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64969028.html [accessed 29 December 2014]|
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May 26, 2009, in Beledweyn, Somalia
Hussein died as a result of gunshot wounds suffered while covering fighting in April. A veteran correspondent for Radio IQK, Hussein suffered two bullet wounds to his right leg while reporting on clashes between militia groups in the central town of Beledweyn on April 20, according to the National Union of Somali Journalists.
Local journalist Abdel Rahim Dinni told CPJ that Hussein died in his home. One of the most senior journalists working in the region, Hussein had started his career in 1970 as a journalist for the Somali National News Agency, the news Web site Mareeg reported. He is survived by a wife and five children.
|Beats Covered:||Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|