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This March 8 article led to threats of Front Page Africa and Mae Azango. (Credit: Front Page Africa, screenshot)

Advocacy group the Committee to Protect Journalists called on Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to guarantee the “safety” of Liberian journalist Mae Azango, who reportedly has been threatened following her March 8 report on “female genital mutilation.”

According to CPJ, Azango received “death threats” because of the article and said she isn’t “sleeping in my house” because of the threats. Further, CPJ noted that the newspaper that published Azango’s article, FrontPage Africa also has been threatened.

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CPJ called for Sirleaf to “fully investigate the threats made against” Azango.

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