Somali journalists face abuse and threats in Mogadishu

by Farah C/laahi | Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 | 352 views

MOGADISHU – Somali journalists have earlier on Tuesday expressed deep concern about insults and threats made by female secretary for Mogadishu Mayor’s office, Suheyba Mohamed Mukhtar

She has been accused of insulting and intimidating tens of local journalists, including women, who were doing their duties, according to reporter Munasar Mohamed.

Mohamed laid blame on her for daring to threaten journalists while reporting the office, adding that she had believed that journalists are against her office.

It is secretary for Mogadishu Mayor’s office, Suheyba Mohamed Mukhtar

“She told us that we are against her office, but our job is not how she thought. We always report each news impartially”, he said.

He urged National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) to condemn these acts of threatening against journalists made by the secretary for Mogadishu Mayor’s office, Suheyba Mohamed.

There was no immediate response from the Mogadishu mayor’s office over the allegations.

Somalia is one of the most dangerous countries for media workers, 59 journalists were killed since 1992, soon after a civil war began in the Horn of Africa nation, according to the CPJ.

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