On the 17th October, Cinzia D’Ambrosi and Safeena Chaudhry from the Photojournalism Hub were in conversation with Mohamed Gabobe, who is a Somali-American investigative journalist based in Mogadishu, Somalia with a passion for photography.
Mohamed has spent a number of years on the ground in Somalia covering stories ranging from investigative stories, human interest stories and breaking news events. His work has been featured on an array of international media outlets.
During our conversation, Mohamed shared his experiences on his investigative work in Somalia, talking about the level of personal risks that as a journalist he needs to take in order to expose wrongdoings and corruptions in the country. His most recent investigative report on the massive levels of deforestation in Somalia linked to the lucrative demand for charcoal, most recently published by The Guardian, was discussed during the interview with a focus on how to work on investigative stories in Somalia. Further discussing his prior investigative work bringing to light evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by African Union peacekeepers in Somalia. Some of this work can be read on the
Byline Times newspaper. Mohamed has reported countless more similar stories throughout the years that pertain to Somalia and more recently he is using more and more his camera to accompany his pieces.
Photojournalism Hub has invited Mohamed to be a guest Investigative reporter and photojournalist in Residence.
Investigative Journalist and Photojournalist
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