Hassan Abdillahi

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Hassan Abdillahi
حسن عبد الله
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Born Somalia
Nationality Canadian
Occupation journalist
Title President of Ogaal Radio

Hassan Abdillahi "Karate" (Somali: Xasan Cabdullaahi, Arabic: حسن عبد الله‎) is a Somali journalist and social activist. He is the founder and President of Ogaal Radio.

Biography[edit]

Abdi hails from the Ogaden Darod clan.[1]

Nicknamed "Karate", he is the founder and President of the Toronto-based Ogaal Radio (88.9FM), the largest Somali community radio station in Canada.[2]

Abdillahi has also played an active supporting role in the formation of the autonomous Jubaland state in southern Somalia, which was officialized in 2013.[3]

Awards[edit]

Hassan Abdillahi "Karate" being presented with a NEPMCC Media Award by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at Seneca College (2009).

In November 2009, Abdillahi was presented with a National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) award by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at an event in Seneca College.[2][4]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Anchor Hassan 'Karate' slams media blockade in Ethiopia". Ogaden News Agency. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Omar, Farid (26 November 2009). "Ogaal Radio's Hassan Abdillahi Receives Award at Toronto Event". Digital Journal. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Omar, Farid (4 June 2013). "Somali-Canadians celebrate the birth of Jubaland State SPECIAL". Ogaden Today. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Radio Ogaal - About Us". Radio Ogaal. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

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