Mohamed Abdullahi, Secretary-General of NUSOJ, Mogadishu

Mohamed Abdullahi, Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists, has been working as a journalist for over 18 years - despite the dangers that this profession brings. Journalists are frequent targets of attacks and a new Media Law aims at restricting their freedom of expression. "I feel strongly that good journalism can change people’s lives in making informed decisions and putting the government in check. Through my work, I can help and contribute to building a brighter Somalia."