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Somalia’s Female Journalists Defy Family and Societal Expectations to do Work that they Believe is Integral to their Nation’s Future

“Freedom is important,” said Farhia Mohamed Kheyre, 29, who heads the Somali Women Journalists Organization, an advocacy group fighting for the rights of women in an industry that she and others say is rife with sexual harassment and discrimination. As part of those efforts, members of the organization have been traveling to newsrooms around Somalia to promote a handbook about how to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace and what to do about it.