Center for Media Studies & Peace Building (CEMESP)

Articles by Center for Media Studies & Peace Building (CEMESP)

A general view of the House of Representatives, in Monrovia, Liberia, 27 September 2017, CRISTINA ALDEHUELA/AFP via Getty Images

Liberian MP orders police to arrest journalist

Despite identifying himself as a journalist, Nyantee Togba was arrested on the orders of Representative Hanson Kiazolu whilst covering a demonstration outside the legislator’s home.

A man gestures by an electoral poster for candidates from the Unity Party, at a market in Monrovia, Liberia, 13 October 2017, CRISTINA ALDEHUELA/AFP via Getty Images

Opposition politician facing serious charges for Facebook posts

Mo Ali, the secretary-general of Liberia’s former ruling party, is charged with “arson, criminal mischief, and attempted murder”, for two of his Facebook posts.

Radio show host Henry Costa (C), a US resident and prominent critic of the president, gestures to supporters after landing in Monrovia, Liberia, 19 December 2019, ZOOM DOSSO/AFP via Getty Images

Liberian government’s ban on airing of talk show violates Constitution

The Center for Media Studies and Peacebuilding (CEMESP) castigates the Liberian government for banning the “Costa Show” on D-15 radio, pointing out that the action is a violation of the country’s constitution.

Liberian journalist survives brutal attack by party members

Journalist Omaska Jallah sustained severe injuries after being attacked by party supporters while he was covering a voter’s roll update.

Debates and discussions at popular forum suspended

A Liberian magistrate has strangely ordered a ban on debates at a facility popular for hosting intellectual debates and public discussion forums with leaders.

Liberian police interrupt live Facebook broadcast

In a recent example of the Liberian authorities’ ongoing clash with the media, police interrupted a live Facebook broadcast by Lennart Dodoo, seized his equipment and demanded he delete the recording.

Liberian authorities continue threatening the media

A conflict between Liberian authorities and media is intensifying, with ministers threatening enforcement of regulations and journalists standing their ground.

Liberian authorities threaten media with seizure of equipment and closure

Reacting to the infodemic of mis- and disinformation, the Liberian government is threatening to confiscate equipment and close media outlets in the country.