Braving Violence for the Sake of Journalism in Somalia

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Fifty journalist have been killed in Somalia since 1992, making it one of the deadliest places to report from, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Today, just a small handful of journalists remain on the ground amid the devastating violence in Mogadishu. 

One of those journalists is Agence France Press Correspondent Mustafa Haji Abdinur. Despite receiving death threats, being beaten by insurgents, and even being arrested, Mustafa remains on the ground in Mogadishu to report on the continuing crisis and violence in Somalia. 

Mustafa was in New York City earlier this month where he spoke to the United Nations about threats to journalists around the world. He stopped by The Takeaway studios to talk about the uncertainties of reporting each day from Somalia, and how sometimes it is hard to see rays of hope in his own country.