The US Ambassador said to assist the Government of Liberia, through USAID, is working with Internews to improve access to and analysis of budget practices and expenditures at the national level.Read more
The Liberia Media Development (LMD) project aims to increase Liberians’ access to independent and reliable information. To do this, Internews is establishing a network of media resource centers, to ensure that local journalists have access to the equipment and resources they need to do their job professionally. These centers will also serve as training hubs and locations for community events.
The LMD program enables, equips and empowers local media in Liberia to access the tools and knowledge that will increase their sustainability, incorporate a plurality of voices in their media products, and improve their professional skills and standards. The work of the Internews team and partners involves supporting local media and citizens to advocate for and achieve a strengthened legal enabling environment for media. The program also supports the Independent Information Commission (IIC) by providing it with the tools and resources to respond transparently to information requests from citizens and media institutions.
Participants are trained on how to maintain and update the news network’s website, including how to post new stories, photos, and audio and video clips, which will enable them to better cover the upcoming 2017 presidential and legislative elections.
Internews, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has concluded a three-day training workshop in Liberia to promote the Freedom of Information law.
The theme of the media forum was "Citizens and Security Working Together for Peaceful 2017 Elections"
The Press Union of Liberia and USAID/Internews are holding a symposium focused on sharing experiences, providing knowledge and skills on how to professionally moderate radio debates during the period leading up to the October Presidential and Representative Electoral Process.
By Moses Bailey
A community radio conference bringing together sixty-three participants from twenty-one community radios that are partners of Internews has ended in Ganta, Nimba County.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's opening remarks at the Media Law and Regulatory Reform Stakeholders' Conference.
The Press Union of Liberia, in collaboration with its partners, including Internews, established a working group to seek legislation to repeal criminal defamation and sedition laws against the media.
The Press Union of Liberia in partnership with Internews (Liberia Media Development Program), Albany Associates of the UK and Accountability Lab, held a two-day Media Law and Regulatory Reform Stakeholders’ Conference in Monrovia.