Somalia ranked second most dangerous place for journalists after Iraq

Reporters Sans Frontiers has called on Somalia to end its abuse of press freedom and violation of journalists’ rights. With eight journalists having been killed in 2007, Somalia ranks as the second most dangerous country for journalists to operate in after Iraq.

RSF points to a complete lack of protection for journalists, especially in relation to security forces who make a habit of arresting and detaining them. One journalist remains in a critical condition after being shot in the face when gunmen stormed a radio station last week.

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