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Gunmen Kill Radio Director in Somalia

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in Somalia’s capital have shot and killed the director of a radio station that was shut down by militant group al-Shabab in 2010. Witnesses tell VOA that Abukar Hassan Kadaf was attacked by two men with pistols late Tuesday as he returned to his Mogadishu home. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. […]

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Rights Group Urges Pakistan to Find Journalist’s Killers

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group is urging Pakistan’s government to do more to find the killers of a Pakistani journalist who was investigating alleged links between the military and extremists. A Pakistani commission investigating the murder of Saleem Shahzad said in a recent report that it lacked enough evidence to name those behind his killing. […]

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Journalists, Activists Condemn Somali Journalist’s Assassination

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Media advocacy groups have condemned the murder of Somalia’s Shabelle Media Network Director Hassan Osman Abdi, the network’s third leader to be killed in as many years. Reporters Without Borders issued a statement Saturday expressing condolences to Abdi’s family and his fellow journalists. The Paris-based group says Abdi is the first journalist to be killed […]

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Gunmen Ambush, Kill Somali Journalist

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The director of an independent Somali radio station is dead – ambushed and killed by masked gunmen. Witnesses, and a producer at Shabelle Radio in the capital of Mogadishu, say 29-year-old Hassan Osman Abdi was on his way home from the station late Saturday when he was shot and killed by pistol-wielding assailants. A VOA […]

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Gunmen Ambush, Kill Somali Journalist

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The director of an independent Somali radio station is dead – ambushed and killed by masked gunmen. Witnesses, and a producer at Shabelle Radio in the capital of Mogadishu, say 29-year-old Hassan Osman Abdi was on his way home from the station late Saturday when he was shot and killed by two pistol-wielding assailants. A […]

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Thousands in Turkey Mark Killing of Ethnic Armenian Journalist

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people gathered Thursday in Istanbul, Turkey to mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of an ethnic Armenian journalist. The crowd protested a court ruling that the murder of Hrant Dink was not part of a wider conspiracy. Demonstrators carried banners saying, “We are all Hrants. We are all Armenian.” They […]

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Thousands in Turkey Mark Killing of Armenian Journalist

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people gathered Thursday in Istanbul, Turkey to mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of an ethnic-Armenian journalist. The crowd protested a court ruling that the murder of Hrant Dink was not part of a wider conspiracy. Demonstrators also denounced what they called fascism in Turkey. On Tuesday, a Turkish court […]

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Turkish Court Sentences Man to Life Term for Role in Journalist Killing

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Turkish court has sentenced a man to life in prison for masterminding the killing of an ethnic Armenian journalist five years ago. In Tuesday’s ruling, the Istanbul court gave Yasin Hayal a life term for instigating the shooting of Hrant Dink outside his office in January 2007. The court also acquitted 19 defendants of […]

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Pakistan Probe Fails to Find Culprits in Journalist’s Killing

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani commission investigating the murder of a journalist has not been able to find his murderers. In a report released Friday, the government-appointed panel said it did not have enough evidence to name the perpetrators behind Saleem Shahzad’s killing. Shahzad, who worked for the Hong Kong-based Asia Times Online, disappeared from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad […]

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Journalist Murdered in Southern Philippines

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Police in the southern Philippines say gunmen have shot and killed a radio broadcaster and newspaper publisher as he drove in his car with his wife and daughter. Authorities say 41-year-old Christopher Guarin was attacked late Thursday by two unidentified men on a motorcycle in the southern port city of General Santos. Police said his […]

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