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 22 August 2017]|
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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.
|Beats Covered:||Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|