Deutsche WelleTuesday, August 13, 2013
His photograph was taken at a protest held by Somali journalists against the detention and killing of their colleagues. The reporters stand or sit with strips of tape across their mouths, on which they have drawn a large X. The demonstration followed the arrest of a reporter who interviewed a woman raped by government forces. Police officials had claimed the interview was "false" and aimed only to discredit government institutions. In 2012, 18 journalists were killed in Somalia while more than 28 were wounded, making the country one of the most dangerous places on earth to work in the media.