Global media coverage of Africa has long been criticized.
Somalia is now requiring all journalists to have a degree. But the country has only one undergrad program that started a few months ago, so it could make it difficult for many to stay in the field. (Video via Somalia Broadcasting Corp.)
Proponents say that as Somalia heals from its civil war and problems with propaganda, this law could help journalists be better prepared to report on issues like violence. (Video via PBS)
Somalia has been recognized by the Committee to Protect Journalists as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, where dozens in the media have been killed in the past decade. (Video via CCTV Africa)
Journalism in the U.S. and other Western countries doesn't require a diploma, and for some older journalists, experience has propelled them through their career. (Video via Syracuse University)
A CBS 60 Minutes profile was criticized for not including African voices, a problem criticized in other global media.
Somalia's law has another provision: It says that stories coming out of government-owned publications can't be censored. (Video via Somali National Television)