Ahmednor Farah


An employee of Mogadishu-based Radio Shabelle Network, Ahmednor Farah fled Somalia in 2009 to escape imminent danger and, as the representative of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, devoted his energy to helping fellow Somali journalists who had been forced to flee abroad. In 2013, he was resettled to the United States.

He describes the terrible situation for media freedom in Somalia, one of the world’s deadliest countries for media personnel, and the difficulties that Somali journalists encounter when they flee across the border into Kenya.