This kind of journalism could happen neither in developing countries nor in totalitarian regimes of Russia and China
WDM subscribes to that school of journalism, but doesn’t conduct interviews. It issues articles of critical nature, analysis of socio-economic issues and current affairs rare in 3rd World countries. It is close to a miracle that it operates in Somalia. Suffice to read its bold articles at http://www.ismailwarsame.blog, or have a look at books “Talking Truth to Power in an undemocratic and Tribal Context” at http://www.amazon.com/author/ismailwarsame
About the blogger:
This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2004. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at: email@example.com
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Free and fair press doesn’t come cheap in developing countries. It entails extra ordinary value system of editorial policies threatening corrupt politics of 2nd rate leaders in those countries. There is a constant threat of detention and abuse of civic and personal rights of editors and writers. It is a daring venture for those who want to know the danger inheritant in engaging free press. It isn’t a job for the faint-hearted.