Mary Harper

Mary Harper is Africa Editor at BBC World Service News and author of Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State (Zed Books, 2012). She has reported on Somalia for the past twenty years, and regularly visits the country. Her website is www.maryharper.co.uk.

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Mogadishu Myths

February 26, 2014 by Mary Harper
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As media coverage of Somalia moves away from strictly famine and war, the country has begun to be portrayed in a more positive light. However, this new spin may be equally unbalanced, neglecting realities on the ground.

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