Somalia: NUSOJ Provides assistance Money both to the Wounded and families of killed Journalists

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    Somalia: NUSOJ Provides assistance Money both to the Wounded and families of killed Journalists

    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

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NUSOJ officials and othe prominent media officials provide assistance money both to families of killed journalists and wounded journalists
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  militant group.

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SOURCE: National Union of Somali Journalists, NUSOJ.


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