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My life as a blind journalist talking peace in the most dangerous city: Kalga'al at TEDxMogadishu

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Published on Apr 24, 2014

Abdifatah Ahmed, who goes by the nickname Kalga'al, or 'my dear', has been a journalist in Somalia for more than a decade. In addition to the challenge of being blind, he faced harassment from both sides when reporting the conflict between al Shabaab militants and Somali government forces between 2008 and 2011. Kalga'al now works for the independent radio station in Mogadishu Goobjoog (Observer) FM.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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