Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Project Exile: Shabaab article leads to attack on Somali journalist
By  • 10 November 2015
"I have nothing to do here. I lost my job. I left my loved ones" In a country convulsed by almost permanent civil war, Abdalle Ahmed Mumin was a success. The Somali journalist began his…
Somali journalist, wife, slain in home
By  • 4 May 2015
A Somali radio journalist for a pro-government station and his wife have been shot and killed in their home in the south central city of Baidoa, about 220 kilometers (137 miles) northwest of Mogadishu. Daud Ali…
Project Exile: In flight from Somalia's Islamists
By  • 18 November 2014
"I do not have that much to say about what to do now for a living. Crying is not good for a young man, I am sure I am not hopeless." Even before becoming a…
Somali journalist arrested for criticizing restrictions
By  • 9 September 2014
A Somali journalist was arrested after speaking out against a directive to limit press coverage of military operations Sept. 3. [caption id="attachment_3323" align="alignright" width="300"] This map shows the location of Mogadishu where the journalist was…
Kenya's safaris suffer as Shabaab scares tourists
By  • 10 July 2014
Industry suffers as travelers look to Tanzania, South Africa. Lynette Jones has spent the past 18 months planning an October trip to Kenya  with her husband and two cousins. The Australian supply manager is eager…
Al Shabaab on the offensive in Kenya
By  • 10 July 2014
The militant group Al Shabaab has wreaked havoc across East Africa throughout the decade. A cell of Al Qaeda, the group has launched attacks on civilians throughout Somalia, Kenya and Uganda, and is responsible for…
Somali journalist killed in car bombing
By  • 25 June 2014
A Somali radio journalist was killed in a car-bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu on June 21. A bomb believed to have been attached underneath Yusuf Ahmed Abukar Keynan's car exploded after he entered the…
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