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.


Personal reflections from the IFAJ 2018 Master Class

October 3, 2018
Barza Wire

Jefferson Massah is a journalist, media trainer, and development communications practitioner from Monrovia, Liberia. He is Internews' Senior Community Radio Adviser. He is also the former head of programs at Radio Gbarnga, located in Bong County, and was awarded the George Atkins Communications Award in 2015 for his work informing the community, particularly about Ebola. He reflects on this learning opportunity.


LMDI, CENTAL, Internews End Budget Symposium

June 27, 2018
New Republic Liberia

In order to ensure that the Liberian budget adequately supports education, health, infrastructure and public sector development, including adhering to its resoundingly and frequently echoed pro-poor agenda, the Liberia Media Development Initiative (LMDI), a local group involved with public information and media development activities, along with Internews, an international media development group, and the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia(CENTAL), an integrity institution working in and out of Liberia, Wednesday held a one day media dialogue on the country’s 2018/2018 national budget, a proposed financial instrument that was recently passed by the Liberian legislature at the amount of US$570M.