The Liberian Ministry of Information has promised to investigate threats made against popular talk show host T-Max Jlateh and other journalists who are critical of President George Weah and his government.
Joy FM radio station based in Monrovia was forced to go off the air after its premises were vandalised.
The newly signed press freedom act named after journalist Kamara Abdullah Kamara abolishes criminal defamation.
The Liberian Parliament has revoked the accreditation of a number of journalists for their supposedly repetitive coverage of proceedings of the House.
The destruction of property during a second attack on Roots FM radio station in Liberia suggests the attack is meant as an intimidating gesture, intended to silence talk show host Henry Costa.
Armed men attacked Monrovian radio station Roots FM and destroyed broadcast equipment in what CEMESP has described as “a calculated ploy to silence critical voices in Liberia”.
Over the last few months, there have been numerous verbal attacks on journalists by government ministers from the ruling party.
Liberian President George Weah is being asked to condemn one of his ministers for threatening to have the publisher of Front Page Africa, Rodney Sieh jailed.
Alfred Sirleaf, the editor of the famous chalkboard newspaper in the centre of Monrovia, Liberia is disappointed and concerned at the deliberate damage to his newsstand that has left Monrovians without news.
Philibert Browne, journalist and editor of the Hot Pepper newspaper, which has been reporting on a missing container of sixteen billion Liberian dollars [USD 104 million], has reported death threats from unknown individuals.
Liberian lawyer Charles Abdullai allegedly threatened to have journalist Bettie Johnson Mbayo assassinated.
President George Weah of Liberia has resubmitted a Bill to the Legislature to decriminalize free speech and create a less restrictive media environment.
Citizens express outrage at the Liberian government’s decision to suspend media operating licences and authorisations issued this year.
Discrepancies between Liberian President George Weah’s rhetoric and recent events beg the question: Is he playing to the gallery, or does he really embrace the independence and freedom of the media?