Radio reporter Ali Ahmed Abdi was shot dead on Sunday (4 March), becoming the fourth Somali journalist to be murdered in as many months and the third this year.
Abdi, 24, was walking home in the north-central town of Galkayo when two men approached him and shot him three times in the head. He worked for Radio Galkayo and had also worked for the news website Puntlandi.com.
Galkayo straddles the border between Somalia’s northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland and the neighbouring region of Galmudug.
Anthony Mills, the International Press Institute’s press freedom manager, said: “It is unacceptable that journalists continue to be slain in cold blood in Somalia, and that no one is brought to justice. Impunity is fuelling the murders.”
from Roy Greenslade