Posted by: APO | 16 November 2008

Somalia / Closure of Radio Galkaio, Puntland


 

Somalia / Closure of Radio Galkaio, Puntland

MOGADISHU, Somalia, November 16, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Somali Coalition For Freedom of Expression (SOCFEX) today condemned the closure of radio Galkaio and the detention of the radio manager Hassan Mohamed Jama.

SOCFEX received reports that a radio Galkaio has been shut down by the security forces in Puntland on presidential order. Also the manager of the radio station Mr. Hassan Mahamed Jama has been detained who is member of the National Media Council.

 SOCFEX appeals the authorities in Puntland to either release immediately or chage Mr Jama and we also urges the Puntland authority to respect the freedom of expression and its charter that ensure the right of the press to operate freely.

SOURCE : Somali Coalition For Freedom of Expression (SOCFEX)

 

 



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