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Liberia: ‘Double Standard on Press Freedom’ – Press Union Slams President Sirleaf, Lifts Blackout

  By Press Union of Liberia The Press Union of Liberia has lifted the blackout it imposed on the Liberian Presidency on May 9, 2013. The PUL reached the decision on Tuesday following a meeting of its members at the union’s headquarters. “We come today to disappoint our President that it has never been our intention to have an open ended protest action. We reluctantly reached the decision to take the actions we took and will not continue for the length she wants us go,” stated the PUL in a…

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Interviews 

11 Questions: George Kieh, Politician

  Kieh was a presidential candidate in the 2005 presidential election; he is also a long-time Liberian political activist. He is currently professor of political science at the University of West Georgia, USA. Prior to that, he held several teaching and administrative positions in Liberia and the United States, including lecturer of political science, at the University of Liberia, Chair of the Political Science Department at Morehouse College, Atlanta Georgia, Dean of International Affairs at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences…

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Interviews Society Arts & Leisure 

11 Questions: Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh, Publisher

  Sungbeh is editor for The Liberian Dialogue, an Atlanta-based web publication that is establishing itself influentially as one of post-war Liberia’s sober media entities. Sungbeh’s ‘no holds barred’ approach to journalism and commentaries on developmental issues has established The Liberian Dialogue as a significant voice on major issues in the country. Sungbeh is passionate about the issues and recently was kind to grant the Liberian Listener this interview. 1. The Liberian Dialogue has become one of post-war Liberia’s important voices. Recently you led the news on nepotism; you must…

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Politics Public Policy 

Nepotism was wrong yesterday and is wrong today

By: Cllr. Tiawon Saye Gongloe The two leading parties [during the last elections] were products of the True Whig Party, the party that institutionalized nepotism, cronyism and other forms of patronage in this country. The only way of doing politics that they know best is the True Whig Party way, which is represented the slogan of the True Whig Party, “So say one so say all”.  It was, therefore clear to me that a victory for any of the two parties would have led to another era of nepotism in Liberian…

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