Somali Journalist and the general secretary of National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSO) Omar Faruk Osman narrowly survived assassination attempt in Mogadishu drive-by-shooting today Tuesday, December 29.
According to media reports, Faruk was entering (NUSO) office at Teleh area in Mogadishu when unknown gunmen in a minivan blocked his way and sprayed bullets into his car.
At least three people--a bodyguard and two pedestrians were wounded in the attack.
The assassination attempt comes a day after Faruk denounced a controversial media law passed by the Somali parliament on Monday.
The media law drawn by the government's ministry of information targeted a section of the press which the (NUSO) boss believes is a threat to media freedom in Somalia and called on the Somali president not to sign the controversial bill.