Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On Sunday, Mohamed Ibrahim Rage, a Somali radio news reporter, was shot and killed at his home in Mogadishu. He's the fifth journalist to be killed in Somalia this year. Last year 18 media workers were killed, many in targeted killings. Reporters Without Borders calls it one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist.
A few weeks ago we talked to NPR's East Africa correspondent Gregory Warner about the unintended consequences of Somalia's deadly climate for journalists, as experienced journalists flee or are killed more and more children are rushing in to fill the void ...
Friday, April 05, 2013
In Somalia the relative calm and stability of the last few years has resulted in a burgeoning journalism scene. But the practice is a deadly one, journalists are targeted for offending powerful interests, and most experienced journalists have fled. NPR's East Africa correspondent, Gregory Warner, talks to Bob about who's stepped in to do the incredibly risky reporting in Somalia - children.
Kronos Quartet - Mai Nozipo
Friday, February 08, 2013
This week saw a fount of new information come to light about the US government's controversial and secretive drone program. Brooke talks to Stanford Law professor James Cavallaro, author of the Living Under Drones project, in which law students conducted interviews in northwest Pakistan to better understand the full impact of our lethal drone strikes.
Yo La Tengo - Cornelia and Jane
Friday, June 01, 2012
According to an article in The New York Times last week, the Obama administration treats “all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants”. Brooke talks to Chris Woods, reporter for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, who has been working with reporters on the ground to confirm and put names to civilian casualties of drone strikes, about the discrepancies between his reporting and the reports of the US government.