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Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamud Mohamed Yusuf

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2010
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamud Mohamed Yusuf, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64969423.html [accessed 18 September 2014]
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Radio IQK
July 4, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Yusuf, 22, was killed in crossfire shortly after presenting the morning news on Radio IQK in northern Mogadishu.

Local journalists said the fighting was so intense that Yusuf, hit twice in the stomach, was unattended for roughly three hours. The journalist was eventually taken to Medina Hospital but died from blood loss.

Yusuf worked at Radio IQK, a private radio station also referred to as Holy Quran Radio, for three years as a reporter, a presenter, and, occasionally, a producer, the National Union of Somali Journalists reported. He was survived by a wife and three children.

Medium:Radio
Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group

 

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