All-female news outlet makes waves in Somalia
05 September 2022 | 10:22 am
Telling untold stories is in the blood of Bilan Media, Somalia's only all-female news outlet. From gender-based violence to balancing school and home, Bilan Media pays particular attention to women in its reporting.
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