Justice For Journalists Is 'Worst In Somalia'

For the fourth year running, Somalia has been declared the worst country in the world when it comes to prosecuting people who kill journalists.

The report, published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), comes at a time when rights groups have condemned the killing of a Somali radio journalist in the capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday afternoon.

Abdullahi Mire Hashi, a breakfast host for a local broadcaster, was the third journalist to be killed in Somalia this year.

Their deaths have been blamed variously on both government forces and al-Shabab militants.

Two countries, Afghanistan and Colombia, re-join the list of offenders.

In Afghanistan, a recent case saw a suicide attacker targeted a group of journalists in Kabul, killing nine. In Colombia, alleged drug traffickers recently kidnapped an Ecuadoran news crew near the border and killed them in Colombian territory.

Both nations had fallen off the index in recent years as violent conflict receded, the statement posted on their web site said.