When Liberian journalist Mae Azango wrote an article about the taboo topic of female genital mutilation, she and her nine year-old daughter became the targets of multiple threats. In this segment, Brooke Gladstone talks to Mae about her reporting that forced the Liberian government to finally take a public position on the practice. I produced this piece at NPR / WNYC’s On the Media. Production steps included pitching, researching, pre-interviewing, editing, and writing web content for the story.

Mae Azango: Reporting on Taboo Topics in Liberia