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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.
The Liberia Media for Democratic Initiative (LMDI) in partnership with Internews has concluded a regional awareness campaign on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in southeastern Liberia.
Through the USAID-supported Ganta Regional Media Resource Center (MRC), journalists and youth from Nimba, Grand Gedeh, Lofa, Bong, and River Gee Counties are benefitting from free internet access,
US Congressional Delegation Shares Experience with Liberian Lawmakers on Representative Democracy, People’s Power
(Internews’ Liberia Media Development Program organized the Community Media Forum, in collaboration with the Liberia Media Initiative.) By Alpha Daffae Senkpeni
US Congressional delegation urge Liberian lawmakers to make public their ‘Yea or Nay’ votes
With emphasis on electoral reform, others
An intervention in Liberia increased electoral debate participation and led citizens to engage more in the election
By Samuka V. Konneh
The hackathon focused on social media, especially Facebook with emphasis on effective Facebook management, moderation, using Facebook for professional journalism and how to build and increase Facebook audience.