Committee to Protect Journalists Calls on Government to Protect NN Reporter After Threats For Story on Genital Cutting

NN fellow Mae Azango (in yellow) and FrontPage Africa staff listen to publisher Rodney Sieh

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on the Government of Liberia to protect NN Fellow Mae Azango and her newspaper FrontPage Africa after threats they received for a story on female genital cutting in the country. Mae faced big challenges convincing victims to talk about the practice because it is part of an ancient traditional society called the Sande. Revealing the secrets of Sande is punishable by death. Since publication of the story  Mae and FrontPage have received numerous threats.

The paper also carried an opinion piece on the subject by NN friend Tetee Karneh.