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Liberia forcibly closes critical radio station

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed concern at the indefinite closure of critical radio broadcaster Roots FM in Liberia and called on authorities to return broadcasting equipment confiscated during police raids. On Thursday, October 10, police in riot gear acting on […]

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Letter: Journalist arrested; IPI calls for lifting of restrictions on reporting

H.E. Charles Taylor President of the Republic of Liberia Executive Mansion POB 10-90010 Capitol Hill 1000 Monrovia 10 Liberia Vienna, 17 May 2002 Your Excellency, The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, leading journalists and media executives, is deeply disturbed by the arrest of a journalist in the provincial city of Gbarnga, […]

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Ebola epidemic affects press freedom in West Africa

  A recently released report by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), “Ebola and Freedom of Expression in West Africa”, covers an overlooked challenge of the Ebola outbreak: the dissemination of accurate and fair information about the disease through the media. As the report notes: “[T]he nature of the disease itself imposes massive restrictions […]

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IPI urges Liberian court to free jailed editor

Liberian authorities should release the jailed newspaper editor Rodney Sieh and lift any restrictions on the publication of his newspaper, FrontPageAfrica, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Sieh, whose daily is one of the best read in Monrovia, was detained on Aug. 21 on the orders of a Supreme Court judge when he refused […]

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