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Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamed Ibrahim Raage

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 1 March 2014
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Radio Mogadishu, Somali National Television
April 21, 2013, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Two unidentified gunmen shot Mohamed multiple times just outside his home in the Dharkenley district of the capital, according to news reports and local journalists.

After a period in exile, Mohamed, 34, had recently returned to Somalia to work as a reporter and producer for state broadcasters Radio Mogadishu and Somali National Television. He had covered government and parliamentary affairs, according to local journalists and news reports.

Mohamed had fled Somalia in 2009 due to the country's insecurity, resettling in Kampala, Uganda, for a time, according to news reports. Nicknamed "Honest," he had formerly worked at the independent outlet Radio Shabelle.

Local journalists speculated he could have been killed by Al-Shabaab militants because of his affiliation with government media. Journalists for Radio Shabelle, his former station, had also been targeted for attack in the previous year.

Mohamed was survived by a pregnant wife and two daughters, local journalists told CPJ.

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