Two journalists were killed, three others sustained life-threatening injuries, while 65 journalists were arbitrarily detained over the past year, the Somali Journalists Syndicate revealed in its annual report.
Attacks on free press rose up in Somalia over the course of the year, as impunity has notably prevailed across the country.
The report covered violations against journalists and media institutions, including threats, harassment, arrests, censorship, physical attacks and murder.
The annual report further underlined that two Somali journalists were murdered, and three others sustained serious injuries – two of them with gunshots during 2021.
65 journalists were also detained, and seven media houses raided during the same reported period.
The Somali Journalists Syndicate pointed out that the country continues to be the world’s most dangerous country for media personnel.
According to Reporters Without Borders, Somalia ranks 161 out of 180 countries in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index.