World Press Freedom Day Brings Attention to Events in Liberia

May 72012
  • Hundreds of media professionals and supporters march in the streets of Monrovia to kick off Liberia's World Press Freedom Day activities.

Knight International Journalism Fellow Luisa Handem Piette is working in Liberia to help media organizations develop sustainable business plans. She's also worked to highlight the work of journalists across the country.

For World Press Freedom Day, Handem led the planning for a three-day conference that included a march with hundreds of journalists and others, as well as a public debate. The News Blaze reported on the impact of an announcement by Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown, who said the government is taking tangible steps to implement the Freedom of Information Act.

An online business journal, Awoko, also covered the festivities and discussions on challenges to press freedoms around the world. Read the article here.