Just a small matter of honor

Just a small matter of honor

On 27 April 2013, the reporter Ibrahim Mohamed Rage, government Radio Mogadishu journalist, was assassinated in the Somali capital. He had returned to work in Mogadishu in 2009, after years of exile in Kenya and Uganda. Ibrahim Mohamed Rage is the fifth Somali journalist killed since the beginning of this year. The latest in a long list of martyrs of information, including the unforgettable ADBI Hassan Osman, said "Fantastic", who was killed in  27 January 2012 in an ambush. 6 gunshot wounds to the head, fired  range by five men with   covered faces. Hassan "Fantastic" was the director of Radio Shabel, a free and independent network, born in 2007 in Mogadishu to describe the horror of a war that no one seems able to stop. He was 29 years old. Three children. He was investigating about the corruption of some members of Somalia's transitional government, accused of profiting on humanitarian aid, stolen and then sold on the black market to the refugees themselves. Despite the intervention of the African Union, which has forced the Islamist militias of Al shabaab to take refuge in rural areas of the country, and the international community's support to the new government led by Sheikh Hassan Mohamud, first elected president after twenty years, the killing does not stop. Mogadishu remains one of the most dangerous places in the world. The April 15, 2013, three suicide bombings causing the death of 34 civilians and injuring over 50 people. Journalists and stringer for national and international newspapers know they are targets. The average survival time of a reporter, in the Somali capital, does not reach two years. Omar Nur, 26 years old, webmaster and reporter of Radio Shabel,  says: no one will prevent us from continuing to tell. It 's just a small matter of honor

by Ugo Borga

On 27 April 2013, the reporter Ibrahim Mohamed Rage, government Radio Mogadishu journalist, was assassinated in the Somali capital. He had returned to work in Mogadishu in 2009, after years of exile in Kenya and Uganda. Ibrahim Mohamed Rage is the fifth Somali journalist killed since the beginning of this year. The latest in a long list of martyrs of information, including the unforgettable ADBI Hassan Osman, said "Fantastic", who was killed in  27 January 2012 in an ambush. 6 gunshot wounds to the head, fired  range by five men with   covered faces. Hassan "Fantastic" was the director of Radio Shabel, a free and independent network, born in 2007 in Mogadishu to describe the horror of a war that no one seems able to stop. He was 29 years old. Three children. He was investigating about the corruption of some members of Somalia's transitional government, accused of profiting on humanitarian aid, stolen and then sold on the black market to the refugees themselves. Despite the intervention of the African Union, which has forced the Islamist militias of Al shabaab to take refuge in rural areas of the country, and the international community's support to the new government led by Sheikh Hassan Mohamud, first elected president after twenty years, the killing does not stop. Mogadishu remains one of the most dangerous places in the world. The April 15, 2013, three suicide bombings causing the death of 34 civilians and injuring over 50 people. Journalists and stringer for national and international newspapers know they are targets. The average survival time of a reporter, in the Somali capital, does not reach two years. Omar Nur, 26 years old, webmaster and reporter of Radio Shabel,  says: no one will prevent us from continuing to tell. It 's just a small matter of honor