Mogadishu, October 31, 2017
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) contributed to medical costs of three Somali journalists who were wounded in the
Mogadishu truck bombing on Saturday 14th of October, 2017, as well as to funeral expenses for two killed journalists.
The Union’s Secretary General, Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu and President
of NUSOJ, accompanied by civil society members, media bosses and
journalists, visited the houses of murdered journalists and handed over
1500 $ to each family on behalf of NUSOJ.
Three journalists who also sustained minor injuries were paid a total of 1.159 nine $ in order to cover their medical costs.
This emergency fund for Somali journalists in need was granted by Free Press Unlimited in response to the deadly attack of October 14th, 2017.
Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, NUSOJ Secretary General said, “This
assistance of money grants was timely and efficient and we are
grateful for Free Press Unlimited in accepting our request for providing burial expenses to the families of our journalist colleagues.”
The NUSOJ Secretary General, Mohamed Ibrahim noted that NUSOJ is dedicated
in assisting its member and non member journalists among other duties
it is currently undertaking.
Director of the Universal TV, Abdullahi Kulmiye Hersi, thanked Free
Press Unlimited for sending money assistance through NUSOJ to the
families of journalist victims and said journalists will not forget
those who assist during difficult times.
Finally, the National Union of Somali Journalists appealed to the Somali
media fraternity, the concerned press freedom organizations and other
government entities to urgently help the family of the journalist
killed Arbiska Afgoye on 25 October Jacfar Ali Mohamed (Daacad) after
exchange fire between African Union Peacekeepers and Alshabaab