European Parliament raps Somalia over press freedom, rights violations

Abdiaziz Guled aka Afrika,

Journalist Abdiaziz Guled, aka Afrika, who was killed in a targeted suicide bombing in Mogadishu. The European Parliament now describes Somalia’s media environment as restrictive and conducive for rogue elements to harass journalists

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What you need to know:

  • The European Parliament described Somalia’s legal environment for the media as restrictive and conducive for rogue elements to harass journalists
  • This year at least two journalists have been murdered by Al-Shabaab in Somalia

The European Parliament on Thursday raised the alarm over Somalia’s legal environment for the media, describing it as restrictive and conducive for rogue elements to harass journalists.

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