International Federation of Journalists
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The International Federation of Journalists
(IFJ) today condemned the killing of Rahmo Abdulkadir, a female radio
journalist who was gunned down in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on
Sunday 24 March 2013.
According to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), an IFJ
affiliate, Rahmo Abdulkadir who worked for Radio Abudwaq was shot dead
near her house by three young men armed with pistols. The shooting took
place in the district of Towfiq in north Mogadishu.
"We urge the authorities to thoroughly investigate this murder and
bring the killers to justice," said Gabriel Baglo, IFJ Africa director.
«We are seriously concerned by the escalation of deadly violence
targeting journalists killed in Somalia."
NUSOJ said that the motive behind the killing is unknown, adding that
Rahmo Abdulkadir, who had recently arrived in Mogadishu for private
reasons was working as journalist, producer and technician.
"We need the law enforcement agencies and the government at all
levels to put a stop to the incessant and senseless killing of media
practitioners," said Omar Faruk Osman, NUSOJ Secretary General.
Rahmo Abdulkadir is the second Somali journalist murdered in as many
weeks, following the killing of Abdihared Osman Adan on 18 January, also
in Mogadishu. She is also the third journalist killed in Somalia since
the start of the year and the second female journalist murdered in the
country in a decade.