Somali media associations strongly condemn the wounding of a Journalist

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MOGADISHU, Somalia

 

The Somalia media associations have in the strongest manner condemned the attack of a veteran Journalist and media activist Ismail Sheikh Khalifa in a car blast within the capital Mogadishu.

The Journalist was injured after a concealed bomb in his car detonated in Waberi district. Currently, Khalifa is receiving treatment at a local hospital.

“We strongly condemn in the strongest term this worrying act of attempting the lives of an innocent Somali journalist.’ Read part of the statement by the SMA “We extend our prayers for his speedy healthy recovery.”

SMA has called upon the country’s authorities and all the media stakeholders to fight for the protection of Journalists and freedom of expression.