Land of Anarchy

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Duration: 29 minutes

It's the ultimate failed state - a land of war, banditry and piracy. And after Bin Laden's death, its civil war with Islamist extremists has gained even greater importance to the West. But what is it like to live in the anarchy of Somalia?

Reporter Peter Greste goes where no western journalist has been to witness a crisis that threatens millions of lives. He ventures through the streets of Mogadishu, dubbed the most dangerous city in the world, to meet those who attempt to live amid a deadly civil war.

Greste visits refugee camps - among them the world's largest - as well as hospitals and markets along the frontline to witness the fighting at first hand.

  • Somalia's starving driven into violent Mogadishu

    Somalia's starving driven into violent Mogadishu

    Peter Greste reports on the daily struggle for life in civil war-torn Somalia.

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  • Reporter joins troops under fire in war-torn Somalia

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    Panorama reporter Peter Greste and crew came under fire from Islamist rebels in Mogadishu, the war torn capital of Somalia.
    The 20-year-old civil war has caused thousands of deaths and made refugees of millions more.
    As one of the few Western journalists to travel to a lawless Mogadishu, Greste witnessed first hand the brutal street fighting as African Union troops try to wrestle control of the city from the rebels.

  • The daily fight for life in Somalia

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    What is it like to live in what has been called the most dangerous city on earth?
    Panorama's Peter Greste hears from the people of Mogadishu about the daily struggle for life in Somalia - a country racked by a bloody civil war between the failing government and Islamist extremists.

  • Somalia: Land of Anarchy

    Somalia: Land of Anarchy

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Director
Fred Scott
Director
Fred Scott
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Fred Scott
Camera Operator
Fred Scott

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