Nairobi, May 24, 2012--Assailants
in Mogadishu today gunned down the host of a critical radio program, further
punctuating what has already been a deadly year for the Somali press corps and
for the journalist's employer, the Shabelle Media Network.
repeatedly at Ahmed
Addow Anshur at around 1:45 this afternoon while he was in Bo'le Market, in
Dharkenley District, local journalists told CPJ. Ahmed was on his way home from
work, the journalists said. Eyewitnesses said that soldiers of the Somali
government were in the general area of the shooting, but did nothing when the
attack happened, according to local journalists. The motive for the attack was
unclear, and no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.