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Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamed Mohamud Turyare

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 18 December 2012
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Shabelle Media Network
October 28, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Mohamed, a reporter and website editor for the Shabelle Media Network, died a week after being shot by unidentified assailants, according to local journalists and news reports. The journalist had been walking home from a mosque in the Hawo Tako neighborhood of Mogadishu when two gunmen attacked him, news reports said. Mohamed, who underwent abdominal surgery after the shooting, had been hospitalized at the time of his death.

Mohamed, 22, was the fourth Shabelle journalist to be murdered in 2012. Local journalists said they believed Mohamed was targeted for his work at the network. Shabelle, though long established, had undergone recent management changes that led to harder-edged news coverage, local journalists said. The coverage, in turn, had engendered the wrath of Al-Shabaab militants and government officials, they said.

Medium:Radio, Internet
Job:Broadcast Reporter, Editor
Beats Covered:Culture, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:No
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