Malaysian journalist killed by AU in SomaliaPosted Sep 9 2011
AU forces fired at a humanitarian convoy in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday. One Malaysian journalist was killed and another injured. The African Union in Somalia later called the shootings “deeply regrettable,” according to a Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) article
Noramfaizul Mohd, 39, was a cameraman for Bernama TV in Malaysia. He was killed. Aji Saregar, 27, a camera operator for Malaysia’s TV3, was also injured in the gunfire. The convoy was headed to its base at Mogadishu’s airport when the shootings occurred in the busy intersection of Kilometer Four.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on the AU to ensure the safety of journalists operating in Somalia.
In July of this year, Radio Simba reporter Farah Hussan was killed outside the organization’s compound in Mogadishu. Thirty-four other journalists have been reported as killed while reporting from Somalia since 1992, making the country the seventh deadliest in the world for journalists, according to CPJ research.