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The risks of being a journalist in Somalia

16 January 2012 Last updated at 17:12 GMT

Somalia is one of the riskiest countries in the world to be a journalist. Twenty three have been killed in the country since 2007, according to Reporters Without Borders.

Many media institutions have also been also targeted.

What makes it so hard for media personnel to carry out their work?

Ghada Nassef reports.

Video produced by BBC Arabic's Ali Halani.