Mohamed Ibrahim pictured in the studio of the ABC Radio in New York back in 2012.

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"It's important to break boundaries in Finnish media"

Saara-Miira Kokkonen

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Mohamed Ibrahim is a journalist from Somalia who was granted asylum in Finland recently. Before coming to Finland he worked as The New York Times correspondent in Mogadishu for the last 10 years.

What is it like to work as a journalist and as an activist in Somalia? What are Ibrahim’s plans in Finland?

What’s missing in the Finnish media in Ibrahim’s opinion? How could different backgrounds improve the media field?

Mohamed Ibrahim has been under heavy accusations both in Finland and Somalia. The Finnish Union of Journalists told in November that the accusations are false. Ibrahim is under a hateful smear campaign and the accusations he faces have no factual basis.
Read more about it in Finnish here.