Two international media watchdogs said Sept. 5 Somali reporters were in danger after unidentified gunmen threatened the life of an official in the country’s journalists union. The International Federation of Journalists said a leader of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Ali Moallim Isak, received threatening telephone calls and two armed men went in search of him at the group’s offices on Tuesday. Reporters Without Borders said at least 13 journalists had fled Mogadishu, with 10 stuck at a border crossing into Kenya because of restricted entry visas into the more stable neighboring country. (Reuters)

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