The political, social and economic environment in East Africa presents specific challenges for investigative journalists. With increasing security issues in the region, it is becoming more difficult for credible and professional media to provide a much-needed voice against corruption, injustice, and bad governance. Continue reading
Fatuma Noor (The Star, Kenya) has been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2011 Awards Ceremony. Noor won for her investigative three-part series on the Somali rebel movement Al Shabaab, for which she had followed recruits coming into Somalia from as far as Canada and the US.