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Media Arrests Continue in Puntland

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Somalia: Puntland police arrest local journalist

3 November 2009

07:52 AM

BBC Monitoring Media



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Text of report by Somali independent Radio Gaalkacyo on 3 November


The police in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland have arrested ETN Television reporter, Abdirahman Muhammad Muse, in Garoowe, northern Somalia.


The reporter is said to be covering a court session by the time of his arrest . Police are said to have beaten the reporter .


The arrest comes despite accusation from local journalists that the regional administration is harassing them and restricting media freedom. Puntland Media networks [a body for local journalists] has condemned the arrest of the ETN reporter.


Source: Radio Gaalkacyo , Gaalkacyo, in Somali 1015 gmt 3 Nov 09

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