Press Release

UNESCO Director-General deplores murder of Somali radio journalist Rahmo Abdulkadir

28 March 2015

  • UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today denounced the murder of radio journalist Rahmo Abdulkadir, who was killed in Mogadishu on 24 March, and called for an investigation into the crime.

“I condemn the murder of Rahmo Abdulkadir. Her name joins a long list of journalists who have been lost their lives in Somalia,” declared the Director-General. “Media professionals must be able to work in secure conditions to fulfill their mission. Impunity for crimes against them must not be tolerated; it increases their vulnerability and compromises freedom of expression for all.”

Rahmo Abdulkadir, 25, worked for Radio Abduwaq, a privately owned radio station. According to media reports, she was shot down by two men, who then fled the scene. 

Rahmo Abdulkadir is the 40th journalist or media professional killed in Somalia. She is remembered on the dedicated web page UNESCO Condemns the Killing of Journalists.  

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