Bumper Music Gunfire

From the AP:

As many as a dozen Mogadishu-based radio stations stopped playing music on Tuesday after the insurgent group Hizbul Islam gave the order [banning music on Somali radio] earlier this month…

The ban on music means that even talk-radio stations will have to make changes. [One independent broadcaster] said his station would have to stop using music as a bridge between programs.

“We are using other sounds, such as gunfire, the noise of vehicles and birds to link up our programs and news,” he said.

h/t, FP Passport

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.