NUSOJ condemns assassination of female journalist in Mogadishu.

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Friday December 04, 2015 - 03:25:43 in News in English
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    NUSOJ condemns assassination of female journalist in Mogadishu.

    The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in strongest terms possible the murder of a female broadcast journalist in Mogadishu by an explosive device placed in vehicle.Hindiyo Haji Mohamed, a journalist for government controlled Radio

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The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in strongest terms possible the murder of a female broadcast journalist in Mogadishu by an explosive device placed in vehicle.Hindiyo Haji Mohamed, a journalist for government controlled Radio Mogadishu and Somali National TV, died this afternoon after she sustained serious injuries when her when an explosive device placed under her vehicle exploded around Mogadishu's KM4 junction, according to security officials at the scene and fellow colleagues.
 A pedestrian walking near where the journalist was driving was also seriously wounded.

 

"We all mourn this disastrous assassination of Hindiyo Haji Mohamed which is another reminder of the risks Somali journalists continue to face regularly. This was targeted killing, deliberately meant to eliminate Hindiyo. Those who deliberately seek to harm unsuspecting members of the public, including journalists, need to be condemned and hunted down to answer for their actions,” said Omar Faruk Osman, NUSOJ Secretary General.

NUSOJ sends sincere condolences to the friends and family of Hindiyo Haji Mohamed, the first female journalist killed in Somalia in the past five years and is the sixth journalist murdered in Somalia in this year.

Hindiyo Haji Mohamed, 27, was returning from Somali International University (SIU) at the time of the explosion where she has been studying. She is the widow of another journalist Liban Ali Nur who was murdered on 20 September 2012 in Mogadishu. Hindiyo was a single mother of 7 children. Nur also used to work for SNTV.

 
NUSOJ is a national union representing Somali journalists to promote and protect freedom of the press and the interests and rights of journalists. It is a member of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), International Freedom of Expression exchange (IFEX), African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and Eastern Africa Journalists Association (EAJA). NUSOJ is partner with Reporters without Borders (RWB).



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