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Media Workers Killed in 2013: Ahmed Sharif Hussein

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 1 March 2014
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Radio Mogadishu
August 20, 2013, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Three unidentified assailants disguised as students shot Ahmed four times in the chest and stomach as he left his house in the Shibis neighborhood of Mogadishu to go to work, according to local journalists and news reports. Ahmed was pronounced dead at Keysaney Hospital in the capital.

No one has taken responsibility for the attack, according to local reports.

Ahmed, 40, was a technician for the state-run Radio Mogadishu and had previously worked for several leading stations, such as the now-defunct HornAfrik and Radio Banadir. Local journalists said he had been instrumental in helping several radio stations in the capital troubleshoot broadcasting problems.

Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.

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