At least three FM radios and a TV were ordered to close their stations. A decree issued by the so call "security department" of the puppet "interim government" ordered the Shabelle Media Network, Horn Afrik, IQK and Aljazeera TV stations in Mogadishu to be shut down.
The decree says, "From today 15 January, 2007 the above mentioned radio and TV stations to halt their broadcasting operations as soon they receive this decree. The managements of the media are being informed to come to the government security department that lies in Bar FIAT in
All radio stations including Shabelle Radio instantly went off air.
The news comes as all local and foreign journalists were busy covering the events in
The puppet "government" did not specifically justify why the free media in