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Director-General condemns killing of journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled in Somalia

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Director-General condemns killing of journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled in Somalia

I urge the authorities to spare no effort in the search for those responsible for this deadly attack on press freedom.

PARIS, France, November 26, 2021 / APO Group / –

UNESCO DirectorGeneral Audrey Azoulay has called for measures to protect the safety of journalists in Somalia following a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, which also claimed the life of Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled. known as Abdiaziz Afrika, and left another media professional and his host unscathed. November 20th.

“I condemn the murder of Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled. I urge the authorities to spare no effort to find those responsible for this deadly attack on press freedom and the basic human right to freedom of expression. ” – Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO

The Al-Shabab group claimed responsibility for the murder of Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, a high-profile journalist and director of the government-owned Radio Mogadishu. Sharmarke Mohamed Warsame, the director of Somalia National Television (SNTV), who was in the car with Guled, was seriously injured in the blast, as was his driver, Abdukadir Abdullahi Nur.

Guled is the second journalist killed in Somalia this year.

UNESCO promotes the safety of journalists through global awareness, capacity building and a series of actions, especially in the framework of the United Nations Plan of Action on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity.

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