State of Safety of Journalists Situation in Liberia: 2014-2019

This report focuses on the safety of journalists situation in Liberia over the past five years.

Over the five-year period the MFWA documented 31 violations against journalists. The violations covering the five-year period include murder, physical attacks, arbitrary arrests and/or detention, kidnapping, sentencing, as well as threats by individuals against journalists. The reports on these violations also mention the perpetrators who include, state security agents (particularly police), state officials, and political party activists.

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About Cholo Brooks 14961 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.