The history of IT, media and telecommunications
of the Republic of Liberia
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- Concern Mounts Over Fate of Missing Liberian
- By Tepitapia Sannah, PANA Correspondent, 24 December 1997.
Alex Redd was abducted by unknown men in rural Liberia.
The radio, privately-owned, said it was consulting the government,
Press Union of Liberia and local human rights groups about
Redd's abduction, which took place after he attended the
funeral of slain opposition politician Samuel Dokie.
- Crackdown on media signals further repression of human
- News Release Issued by the International Secretariat of Amnesty
International News Service, 16 March 2000. The closing down by
the government of independent broadcasters Star Radio station and
Catholic-sponsored Radio Veritas -- both playing a key role in
reporting human rights violations in Liberia. The Government of
Liberia accused agents provocateurs of using radio stations to
create security problems.
- Telecommunications Failure Isolates Liberia
- Panafrican News Agency, 1 November 2000. Since 26 October,
telephone, fax and telex services of the Liberia Telecommunication
Corporation went mute, leaving internal and external communications
to two private phone and Internet companies. The company's equipment
near obsolete. The corporation is in a state of financial
haemorrhage due to a combination of factors.