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Shabelle
by Jibril Mohamed
Saturday, September 22, 2007
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Shabelle News Network is one of the largest media networks in Somalia. It has been closed down for the past few days after it was bombarded by the Transitional Federal Government in Mogadishu. This will have negative implications for both free press in Somalia as it will discourage journalists as well as the Transitional Government itself as it will be branded as an oppressive regime.

Somali Shabelle Media Network,


Hornís clear voice for the voiceless,


At the present, blocked from its work,


Based on accusations that are baseless!


Explanation: To deny peopleís right,


Loosely To obtain reliable information,


Leaked by reliable sources that write,


Effectively kills the mediaís position!


 


The Transitional Federal Government in Somalia claims to practice the western version of democracy. But the action to bombard and close down the Shabelle Media in Mogadishu is a clear contradiction and detrimental to press freedom in Somalia. The government should move with speed to enable the employees of this media house to resume and perform their duties without any further restrictions and harassment.

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Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 10/13/2007
Thanks for being a voice for freedom and democracy. Shabelle Radio came on air after the TFG was accused worldwide by harrasing media institutions and this poem may have played a major role to re-open Shabelle. Thanks dear brothr and ciid wanaagsan to you.
Abdi-Noor
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/24/2007
Government's afraid to have freedom - close the mouthpiece in hopes that people will not speakin and listening.

This is tragic,
Kathy
Reviewed by Morning Star 9/24/2007
I love reading your work
I always learn new things
I'm always interested on what goes on in the world
Thank you!!
You are a wonderful friend and a great poet!
Love Peace and hugssss...Morning Star
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/23/2007
Thanks for sharing Jibril! It is through friends like you that we get other sides to what's happening in the world, and I'm grateful you are here!

Love,
Eileen
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