The director of Somali ETN television based in Bosasso, in Puntland, north eastern Somalia has been released, reports the Shabelle Media Network.

Abdiwali Sheik was released today after one day of detention in the port town of Bosasso.

"I have been released and I am ok now," said Abdiwali.

Puntland police detained him yesterday in Bosasso. He confirmed that he was not arrested for reasons relating to his job.

ETN is an independent television and it broadcasts its news and programmers in Somali language.

The Somali journalists often meet arresting from authorities and intimidations and killing from unknown groups.

Somalia is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists to work. Two radio journalists were killed in Somalia this year alone.