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How I Survived Being Kidnapped by Somali Pirates | Op-Docs

How I Survived Being Kidnapped by Somali Pirates | Op-Docs SUBSCRIBE: https://youtu.be/nE2uhv-ZCSw : Reporting from conflict zones will always be dangerous. But where should journalists draw the line? And who pays the price when they take too many risks? In her Op-Doc, “From Journalist to Hostage,” director Sonia Kennebeck explores those questions at close range, through the story of a reporter who was held captive by Somali pirates for two and a half years. Many commentators have suggested that journalists like Michael Scott Moore have no business taking such risks — and shouldn’t expect sympathy or aid. But if reporters always steer clear of dangerous places, will important stories go untold?

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