Somali radical group Al Shabab confiscated the entire equipment of radio Balcad as they took over Balcad district 30 KM north of Mogadishu on Friday March 2 2018. The group looted everything at the radio station hence silencing the only FM radio that local communities were dependent on as their source of information, education and entertainment.
Human Rights Journalists (HRJ) is deeply apprehensive about the incessant violations against Somali media and Somali journalists which are meant to intimidate and to disrupt the role of Somali media.
HRJ condemns all kinds of atrocities against journalists and media outlets in Somalia and elsewhere. We also call security agencies of the Federal Government of Somali to protect journalists and media outlets and to bring perpetrators of media attacks to justice.