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Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Unconfirmed: Zakariye Mohamed Mohamud Moallim

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 18 December 2012
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Unconfirmed: Zakariye Mohamed Mohamud Moallim, 18 December 2012, available at: [accessed 17 January 2018]
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September 16, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Four unidentified men shot Zakariye, 24, in the head and chest while he was eating dinner at a local restaurant in the Nasib Bundo neighborhood of Mogadishu, according to local residents and news reports.

Zakariye worked primarily as a freelance cameraman but had also contributed articles to the Kenya-based news website Somalia Report, according to Robert Young Pelton, a former editor for the website.

Zakariye is the son of Mohamed Mohamud Moallim, a veteran state radio journalist, local journalists told CPJ.

Police arrested three suspects in the murder, but no charges had been filed, local journalists told CPJ. The motive for the attack remained unclear.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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