Reporters work under death threats in Somalia

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UNESCO condemns murder of Somali journalist

Somalia remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to work as a reporter.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least 37 journalists have been killed in the line of duty in Somali since 1992.

The latest victim was Hassan Osman Abdi, the Director of Radio Shebelle who was gunned down outside his home in Mogadishu on 28 January.

His murder has been condemned by the UN cultural agency, UNESCO and the top United Nations envoy in Somalia.

Mohamed Keita, Africa Advocacy Coordinator for the CPJ told Dianne Penn that journalists in Somalia face pressures and censorship from both the transitional government and Al Shabaab insurgents.

Duration: 4'28"

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