Translate page with Google

Story Publication logo June 3, 2015

BBC Newshour Interviews Michael Scott Moore on His Kidnapping

Country:

Author:
Media file: us_navy_111219-n-zz999-070_a_visit_board_search_and_seizure_team_from_the_guided-missile_destroyer_uss_pinckney_ddg_91_approaches_a_suspected_p.jpg
English

In late 2011, Berlin-based journalist Michael Scott Moore came to us with a proposal for a project...

Media file: 7ec73af4-f919-4602-a05f-ffc4749812e9-1020x612_copy.png
The photographer, Cynthia E Wood, posted this image in a Facebook group on Michael Scott Moore’s birthday in 2012, after he had been kidnapped. It became a touchstone image for his friends during his captivity. Image by Cynthia E. Wood.

Following the trial of 10 Somali pirates in Hamburg, German-American journalist Michael Scott Moore traveled to Somalia investigate Somali piracy. In early 2012, a gang of Somali pirates kidnapped Moore and held him for ransom. Moore's captivity lasted a total of 977 days.

In this radio interview by John Humphrys, featured in the June 2, 2015 edition of the BBC Newshour, Michael Scott Moore tells his story.

To listen to the full interview, follow this link to the BBC Newshour site, and begin listening at 29:55.

Support our work

Your support ensures great journalism and education on underreported and systemic global issues