Puntlandi Editorial: Despite the hope of peace and tranquility in Somalia , Journalists still face threats from unknown entities

Mogadishu(Puntlandi)—-The Somali Transitional federal government has condemned targeted killings and attacks against Somali Journalist amid widespread anger of Somali journalists after their colleague Mohamed Shariif narrowly escaped assassination plot.

Journalist Shariif who was Barkulan Radio reporter sustained injuries in the left hand and doctors told media his health condition is better than it was anticipated.

Government spokesman Abdirahman Omar Isman told media persons in Mogadishu that Somali government will try to wage a fight against those targeting active members of Society.

En.Yarisow Said government had started investigation of the attack of the journalist and will bring perpetrators to justice.

Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia and other main cities in the country experienced such a horrible incidents that many journalists were killed or injured and , it has never been reported any arrest to a perpetrator who killed a journalist , even people never witnessed any further development and investigation on the killing of journalists.

On the other hand it was seen many people arrested for the killing of government officials, elders or business people but why not for Journalists?

People understand the power of journalists and their role in the mainstream society, though they don’t have full protection.

Many people argue Journalists should make self censorship , but who even has stopped to involve in media in fear of assassination was killed or injured. It doesn’t matter whether you are involved in media or not , Journalist members are still the a target.

The target against journalist could be multidimensional and numerous entities could engage in the killing of innocent and hardworking journalists.

It is the responsibility of the government , Media NGOs and Human right organizations to protect journalist who every time try to spread the positive information of their society and government.


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