Center for Media Studies & Peace Building (CEMESP)
Articles by Center for Media Studies & Peace Building (CEMESP)
Then candidate for the presidential election George Weah (C) is surrounded by the press as he arrives to cast his ballot in Monrovia, Liberia, 26 December 2017, Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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.

A man listens to a radio in Buchanan, Liberia, 4 October 2014, ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images

Joy FM radio station based in Monrovia was forced to go off the air after its premises were vandalised.

Policemen patrol outside the Supreme Court in Monrovia, Liberia, 7 December 2017, HUGH KINSELLA CUNNINGHAM/AFP/Getty Images

The newly signed press freedom act named after journalist Kamara Abdullah Kamara abolishes criminal defamation.

Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf delivers her State of the Nation address to a joint session of the legislature in Monrovia, Liberia, 26 January 2015, John Moore/Getty Images

The Liberian Parliament has revoked the accreditation of a number of journalists for their supposedly repetitive coverage of proceedings of the House.

Candidate for the presidential election for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), George Weah (2nd L) speaks to journalists after casting his ballot in Monrovia, Liberia, 26 December 2017, Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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.

A man listens to the radio next to two men looking at  provisional elections results in a newspaper, in Monrovia, Liberia, 13 October 2017, CRISTINA ALDEHUELA/AFP/Getty Images

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”.

George Weah, President of Liberia (C) and Vice President Elect Jowel Howard Taylor (R) attend a press conference at the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Party's headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, 30 December 2017, Chongyoon Nah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Over the last few months, there have been numerous verbal attacks on journalists by government ministers from the ruling party.

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook., Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY.

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg from 88 rights groups is calling for a transparent appeal process for user content that is restricted on Facebook.