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Journalists in Somalia Slam Government Restrictions, Arrests


Fri 23 Dec 2022 | 11:31 AM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

With a new directive requiring content to be submitted for permission before to publication, journalists in Somalia claim the government is further restricting their ability to do their jobs in the midst of a huge military effort against the al-Shabab extremist group.

In the most recent episode, police in the central Hirshabelle state detained four media persons in Beledweyne for claiming that al-Shabab attacks on rural regions followed the withdrawal of local militias fighting them over pay disputes.

Independent Radio Hiiraanweyn's chief editor Mustaf Ali Adow and three other staff members were seized on Thursday, and the station was shut down.