“Like Fish in Poisonous Waters”. Attacks on Media Freedom in Somalia

The report, “„Like Fish in Poisonous Waters‟: Attacks on Media Freedom in Somalia,” documents killings, threats, and arbitrary detention of journalists since 2014. The Somali federal government and regional authorities have used various abusive tactics to affect media coverage, including arrests and forced closures of media outlets, threats, and occasionally, criminal charges. AlShabab has targeted journalists as part of its campaign against the Somali government and for reporting deemed unfavorable. Government authorities have failed to adequately investigate and prosecute those responsible for abuses, leaving journalists to live in fear.

https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/somalia0516web.pdf

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