Friday, April 9, 2010

Daily Kor for April 9, 2010: Welcome to Hobyo, Somalia!

Horseed Media, also known as "The Free Voice of Somalia" (yes, that's right), says the hijacked Samho Dream has docked near the coastal town of Hobyo, in the Mudug region of Somalia (map above). I have never heard of this media outlet, but there they are. I, for one, am curious how a press, much less a "free press" can run out of such an anarchic place.
  1. Somali pirates warn ROK Navy destroyer to stay away from hijacked South Korean oil tanker (AP via WaPo, BBC)
  2. Massachusetts US Senator John Kerry demands North Korea immediately release Boston man Aijalon Mahli Gomes (Boston Globe)
  3. North Korea announces plans to take control of South Korean tourism assets in DPRK, suggests it will find new partner (Reuters, BBC, AP via CNBC, Yonhap, Korea Times)
  4. Political donations decline by one-third in 2009 to lowest level in ten years (Yonhap)
  5. Prosecution opens new probe into former Prime Minister Han Myungsook (Yonhap, Joongang Daily)
  6. US Navy divers searching for debris in sunken Chonan (Stars & Stripes)
  7. Suspected case of foot-and-mouth disease found in cattle on Kanghwa-do Island (Yonhap)
  8. Kyrgyzstan government overthrown when president is revealed to be Seoul taxi driver (Reuters)

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