Friday, November 04, 2011

Africa Investigates - What Price the Story? This new series gives some of Africa's best journalists the chance to pursue high-level investigative targets.

In What Price the Story, the first programme of the series, veteran African journalist Sorious Somara reveals why our team of reporters is prepared to risk everything to reveal the truth. He has personal experience of the dangers of investigative journalism in Africa; eleven years ago he was arrested and tortured in Liberia while uncovering a story about Charles Taylor, the country's then dictator, and a shady arms deal. Sorious was on assignment for British and American TV at the time and the resulting international outcry secured his release, but he knows that most of the continent's journalists do not have that kind of protection…

Read more: Al Jazeera

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