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Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Abdirisak Mohamed Warsame

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2010
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Abdirisak Mohamed Warsame, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6496abc.html [accessed 21 December 2014]
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Radio Shabelle
May 22, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Warsame, 24, was shot in crossfire between Transitional Federal Government forces and hard-line Islamic insurgents in the capital as he was walking to Radio Shabelle for his morning broadcast, local journalists told CPJ.

According to local journalists, the fighting was so intense that no one could attend to Warsame for more than half an hour. The reporter, described as a "workaholic" by colleagues, was survived by his wife of six months.

Medium:Radio
Job:Producer
Beats Covered:Politics, War
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire

 

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