Reporters Without Borders is a usually “pro Western” organization.
Somalia: Radio Simba Presenter Gunned Down in Mogadishu
5 August 2011
Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the death of Radio Simba presenter Farah Hassan Sahal, who was shot three times at close range yesterday – once in the head and twice in the chest – outside the entrance to the privately-owned radio station, located near Hareed mosque in Mogadishu’s Bakara Market neighbourhood.
“While the current famine has put Somalia at the centre of the world’s attention, this incident serves as reminder that the crisis is not just about food or humanitarian needs but also about the war and the anarchy that have prevailed there for the past 20 years,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Local journalists work in terrible security conditions, caught in the crossfire from the fighting and often deliberately targeted by anti-media militiamen.”
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