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Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Ahmed Addow Anshur

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 18 December 2012
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Shabelle Media Network
May 24, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Four unidentified gunmen shot Ahmed, 24, as he was in Bo'le Market, in Dharkenley District in Mogadishu. Ahmed was the producer and presenter of a late-night political program "Qubanaha Waraka" (News Content) on the Shabelle Media Network. He had worked there for more than three years, local journalists said.

The precise motive was unclear, but local journalists said Ahmed was very critical of the Somali government and the insurgent group Al-Shabaab.

Job:Broadcast Reporter, Columnist / Commentator, Producer
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No
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