|Date: 25/05/2012 Time: 03:49:00 PM
The French government on Friday condemned the
killing Thursday in Somalia of radio journalist Ahmed Ado Anshur, who was
gunned down as he returned to his home in the capital, Mogadishu.
"The murder of Ahmed Ado Anshur brings to six the number of journalists
killed in Somalia since the beginning of the year," Foreign Ministry spokesman
Bernard Valero said here.
The murdered journalist worked for local "Radio Shabelle."
The spokesman also noted that several journalists have also been wounded in
terrorist attacks in the past months.
Somalia, along with Syria, is now slated as the worst place in the world
for the safety of journalists.
"France calls on the Somali authorities to shed light on the circumstances
of this crime, to indentify the perpetrators and those who ordered it and to
bring them to justice," the French official added.
Valero said that local authorities must take measures to allow journalists
to do their jobs in Somalia, which is "among the most dangerous countries in
the world for the profession," and protect the rights of a free press.