Three Somali radio journalists have been freed and a local FM radio station was allowed to operate in Baidoa by al-Shabab administrators, according to a report from the Shabelle Media Network.

The journalists were arrested and the radio was closed down on Monday evening.

Al-shabab Islamists who closed down Jubba radio station allowed the radio to operate in the town.

The director of the radio Muktar Mohamed Atosh, the editor Mohamed Adawe, and one of the reporters were freed today.

The Director said they were arrested for reasons relating to some reports about insecurity in areas that the Shabab controls, which the radio broadcasted.

The director added that they were told not to air music and songs from the radio.

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