Somalia is the second-most dangerous country for the media in 2012
Radio reporter Farhan Jeemis Abdulle became the sixth Somali journalist to be killed in the last sixth months and the fifth in 2012. He was shot dead on Wednesday - the eve of world press freedom
day - in Galkayo, Puntland.
Local journalists said Abdulle, a producer and host at the private Radio Daljir, would often sleep at the station as a safety precaution.
But he finished work early and decided to walk home. His two assailants were waiting in ambush and shot him four times in the back.
Colleagues said he had received threats from an anonymous caller a few days before the attack. They suspect Al-Shabaab insurgents killed Abdulle because of his coverage of a programme that encouraged young people to lay down their arms.
According to IPI's Death Watch, Somalia is the second-most dangerous country for the media in 2012, trailing war-torn Syria.