Journalists Killed  |  Somalia

Ahmed Addow Anshur

Shabelle Media Network

May 24, 2012, in Mogadishu, Somalia


Four unidentified gunmen shot Ahmed, 24, as he was in Bo'le Market, in Dharkenley District in Mogadishu. Ahmed was the producer and presenter of a late-night political program "Qubanaha Waraka" (News Content) on the Shabelle Media Network. He had worked there for more than three years, local journalists said.

The precise motive was unclear, but local journalists said Ahmed was very critical of the Somali government and the insurgent group Al-Shabaab.

Medium: Radio

Job: Broadcast Reporter, Columnist / Commentator, Producer

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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