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NUSOJ Welcomes the Resumption of Radio Galgadud in the Central Somalia Town of Guri'el

By National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ)
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MOGADISHU, Somalia, November 24, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes the recommencement of the radio station's activities recently shut down by the Ahlu Sunna Waljama, Moderate Sufi administration in Central Somalia town of Guri'el.

The Radio station was allowed to resume its operations on Wednesday, around 01:00pm local time, after the Moderate Sufi Administration in the town of Guri'el silenced sent heavily armed security personnel who entered the promises of the Radio station on Monday afternoon November 21, 2011 and ordered the radio to go off air.

"I am glad, we are allowed to go on air today around 1:00pm." Ahmed Osman Abdi, director of the radio told NUSOJ over the phone.

Radio Galgadud is an independent radio station which was founded in September 3, 2011 by an independent entity and the resumption of the radio was vital as it was the only radio listened widely in and around the town of Guri'el and its closure effected the community which do not have any other alternative to get the news updates and other entertainment related programs

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes the recommencement of the radio station and call for the Ahlu Sunna Waljama Administration to respect the freedom of the expression.

"We are pleased that radio Galgadud resumed operations and we call the Ahlu Sunna Waljama Administrations in Central Somalia to preserve the freedom of the expression." Mohamed Ibrahim, NUSOJ Secretary General said.