WHO WE ARE
The Liberian Listener
The Liberian Listener is a Pan African progressive institution, and is fair and balanced in its commentaries, editorials, and news items; its lenses are simply focused on public policy & opinions and the subtleties and nuances that define the currencies of Africa and the world at large! The Liberian Listener will seek to bolster the principles of journalism and speak for the individual; it intends to check the abuses of power while lending a strong voice to the protection of democracy and free speech
—December 13, 2012
-Editor /RC Geeplay
-Managing Editor /D. Twaleh Geply
-Copy Editor /S. Symthe Saywon
-Arts Editor & Director /Nvasekie Konneh
-Senior Staff Reporters
-Director Events, Strategy & Marketing
-Volunteer Coordinator /Wendy Bryce
-Web Master & IT /Saydee Pokolo
RC Geeplay /Editor
Geeplay has vast experience in the field of journalism, and over the years worked with several media entities. As an emerging poet, he continues to enrich African and Liberian Literature; he is published by several reputable literary journals. The Liberian Listener editor is a Pan African.
Twaleh Geply, Managing Editor
Twaleh has been a life long Pan African activist for over three decades and has worked as a community worker and in conflict resolution in such capacities as Vice President, and Councilwoman of the African-Liberian Community of New York County, and Treasurer of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas [ULAA]. As a political activist, she was Chair, Ways, and Means Committee for the Liberian People’s Party [LPP], Canada, and the United States. She also worked as a case manager and Social Worker within the African Community in Philadelphia. The Liberian Listener Managing Editor is a motivational speaker and is well-traveled.
S. Symthe Saywon
Saywon is a seasoned journalist with several years of experience in the field [full brief bio soon]
N. K Konneh, Arts Editor & Director
Nvasekie N. Konneh is a Liberian writer, poet, magazine publisher, community, and cultural activist whose works have been widely published in newspapers and on websites in Liberia, the US, and Europe. Nvasekie is the author of two poetry collections, Going to War for America, The Love of Liberty Brought Us Together, and a memoir of the Liberian civil war, The Land of My Father’s Birth. He participated and won the First Place Award in the Liberian Civil War poetry competition held in Providence, Rhode Island in 2003 under the sponsorship of the Liberian Community Association of Rhode Island. His winning poem in that competition was “Scene of Sorrow II” Nvasekie is also a music and documentary producer. In 2016, he produced a two-part documentary on ethnic and cultural diversity in Liberia. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Senior Staff Reporters
“I think cameras ought to be everywhere the reporters are allowed to go. I think, furthermore, reporters and cameras ought to be everywhere that the Constitution says the public can go.” —-Walter Cronkite
Director Events, Strategy & Marketing
MARKETING AND STRATEGIES
Saydee Pokolo, Web Master & IT
A seasoned professional and dedicated IT and professional webmaster, Mr. Pokolo has more than 25 years of experience in the field and has guided our pages since 2013.
Wendy Bryce, Volunteer Coordinator & projects
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am retired and I am a homemaker who loves writing, gardening, reading, and music. I also write essays for the Liberian Listener. I am also interested in social and political issues.