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Photo Credit: Courtesy Somali Media for Peace and Development

BARKHAT  AWALE

News Organization: HURMA RADIO

Died: 2010

Location: SOMALIA

Awale, a veteran radio journalist and director of the community radio station, was on the roof adjusting the stationís transmitter when he was killed by a stray bullet from nearby fighting between insurgents and African Union troops. Somalia has been one of the most dangerous countries for journalists since the central government was overthrown in 1991.