Gunmen shot dead a Somali radio reporter on Friday, colleagues said. Friday’s killing brought to seven the number of Somali journalists murdered this year.
Here is a chronology of attacks on journalists in Somalia since a conflict between Islamists and the government began in June 2006.
June 1 – Somali journalist Maryan Mohamud Qalanjo of Radio Shabelle is attacked in Baidoa by militias while covering the arrival of Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi in the country. She was attacked again later that day in her hotel.
June 23 – Gunman shoots dead Swedish television cameraman Martin Adler covering a pro-Islamist demonstration in Mogadishu.
Aug 4 – Vehicle carrying members of the National Union of Somali Journalists is ambushed between Baidoa and Mogadishu. The driver Madey Garas is killed and a journalist injured.
Feb 16 – Ali Mohammed Omar, a presenter on Radio Warsan in Baidoa, is shot dead by three assailants as he walked home.
April 21 – HornAfrik media house is hit by seven shells, injuring four staff and forcing the station temporarily off the air.
May 5 – Mohammed Abdullahi Khalif is killed in Puntland.
May 15 – Abshir Ali Gabra and Ahmed Hassen are killed in the central Shabelle region.
Aug 10 – Radio Mogadishu’s Abdihakin Omar Jimale is wounded when two gunmen fire at him north of Mogadishu.
Aug 11 – Gunmen shoot dead Somali HornAfrik radio journalist and talk show host Mahad Ahmed Elmi outside his station in Mogadishu in an apparent assassination.
Aug 11 – HornAfrik media co-founder Ali Iman Sharmarke is killed by a landmine while travelling in Mogadishu after the funeral of a murdered colleague. Reuters journalist Sahal Abdulle is injured.
Aug 24 – Abdulkadir Mahad Moallim Kaskey of local Radio Banadir is killed after attackers open fire on a minibus in southwestern Gedo province. Another passenger is hurt.