The region in which it is located is exposed to repetitious cycles of drought and famine
There is around 11 million people
The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu
In 1960 the Republic of Somalia was formed.
A dictator named Mohamed Siare Barre who ruled from October 1969 until January 1991. He was shortly overthrown after a gory and gruesome war.
The country lacked leadership and a strong united government
US 1st Admendment
states " Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
In somalia there is a law that requires all journalist to have a university degree in journalism and they must pass a state test. There are also several fees and fines they must pay. Authoritie also have the power to block websites if they feel like the media is being offensive towards their own country
Just by reading our first admendmant and one of somalias laws you can compare how much freedom we have when it comes to speaking our minds when it comes to politicol topics or anything but somalia doesn't have that right.
Somlia is known as one of the most dangerous countries when it comes to journalists.
Reporters from other countries
Since 2014 there have 10 casualities , 4 have been targeted , and 6 have survived attempted assasination.
A journalist stated The authorities, the public, and the militants are all hostile to us. We are like fish in poisonous waters, we can be attacked or killed at any time.”
When the reporter go to Somalia they are treated in a very hostile way and the enviroment they are in isn't the best people do not undertsand or appreciate their work.
Daud Ali Omar
Was killed alongside his wife when men broke into his house when they were sleepiing and shot then dead.
He ran a secret radio station talking about local violence and the government
He was murdered just because he gave his own thoughts and told his opinions about the government
A BBC journlist killed in Somalia shortly after arriving to the capital to cover a sotry of peace proccess in february of 2005
She was killed by an islamist gunman
She was going to get a new contract and prove her devotion and how she could get a 4 year contract.
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"Daud Ali Omar". Cpj.Org, 2018, https://cpj.org/data/people/daud-ali-omar/. Accessed 27 Sept 2018.
Williams, Rachel. "BBC Journalist Shot Dead In Somalia Felt Under Pressure To Go, Family Say". The Guardian, 2018, https://www.theguardian.com/media/2008/nov/25/bbc-kate-peyton-murder-inquest. Accessed 27 Sept 2018.