April 23rd, 2010
Profile: Radio Mogadishu
By Butler Cain
The article describes it as “the one and only relatively free radio station in south central Somalia where journalists can broadcast what they like — without worrying about being beheaded.”
That’s because the journalists who work there are under constant guard and rarely, if ever, venture away from the radio station.
Reporter Musa Osman “drew his finger across his throat and laughed a sharp, bitter laugh when asked what would happen if he went home.”
According to the report, Somalia is one of the world’s most dangerous countries in which to be a journalist, “with more than 20 journalists assassinated in the past four years.”