Media and COVID-19 in West Africa: The Case of Liberia (May 2020-June 2020)

Since the first case of COVID-19 was officially confirmed in Liberia on March 16, 2020, a number of measures have been implemented to help contain the spread of the pandemic. As in other jurisdictions, the imposition of these measures has had implications for the general media environment and the operations of media organisations.

This report briefly looks at the situation in Liberia for May and June 2020 in relation to these five areas– availability and accessibility of information; legal and policy context; safety of journalists; economic sustainability; and media support.

The report is produced in collaboration with the Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP), the national partner organisation of the MFWA in Liberia.

Read the full report here 

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