INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: HOW WOMEN ARE REBUILDING SOMALIA

With the breakdown of the economy and absence of men during the long civil war, many Somali women have assumed responsibility for the survival of their families. An increasing number are involved in trade and commerce, and, since the retreat of al-Shabaab, others are pursuing careers in the professions.  This is a pivotal moment for […]

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Abdiaziz Appeal

ABDIAZIZ’S APPEAL COURT RULING: NOT GOOD ENOUGH

Four days ago the Mogadishu Appeals Court released the Somali woman who alleged she was raped by government security forces.  Soon after the ruling, Abdiaziz Abdinur, our colleague who interviewed her, was led away in handcuffs, his sentence halved but not repealed. Tonight, Abdiaziz remains in jail.  His crime: talking to a woman who claimed […]

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Humanitarian Reporting Award

‘THROUGH THE FIRE’ SHORTLISTED FOR HUMANITARIAN AWARD

  Last week, our documentary was shortlisted for a Humanitarian Reporting Award by the Global Citizen and Development and Aid World News Service (DAWNS).  There are twelve finalists representing projects across the world designed to raise awareness of major humanitarian issues through a variety of media. We count it a privilege that ‘Through the Fire’ […]

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THE CONVICTION OF ABDIAZIZ: A CALL TO ACTION

  “Today the eyes of the world are upon Somalia.  The government of Somalia has expressed its commitment to fighting sexual violence in all its forms; now it is time to turn these pledges to action” – Zainab Hawa Bangura (UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict)     Three days ago our Production […]

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