Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Another Somali journalist killed, 18th this year

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Journalists in Somalia's capital say gunmen have targeted and killed another media worker, bringing the number of Somali journalists killed this year to 18.

Warsame Shire Awale, who worked at a Mogadishu radio station, was shot dead by two men near his home late Monday. Sharmarke Abukar Amin, a colleague who confirmed the death, said journalists in Somalia are being killed only because of their professional identity.

Awale, a veteran poet and playwright, was known for composing dramas and songs for bands and radio stations.