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Female genital mutilation, a taboo for journalists too

Female genital mutilation, a taboo for journalists too | Soup for thought | Scoop.it
Mae Azango set out to tackle the taboo subject of female genital in her home country of Liberia. The journalist's coverage forced her and her young daughter into hiding for weeks, but it also international attention and put pressure on the government
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Why is FGM such a taboo subject and how difficult is it to cover as a journalist?
It’s a taboo subject in Liberia and Sierra Leone because it is a ritual practiced by traditional secret societies in those two countries. Girls as young as two spend months in the bush learning how to be wives and at the end there is a ceremony where they are cut. There is also a school for boys.

The people who run these schools make a lot of money from them and they want to protect that income.

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