Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Liberia
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2006 - Snapshots: Liberia, February 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5675023.html [accessed 21 October 2014]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
Journalists Morris Gayboe of The Informer and Charles Yates of The Inquirer were assaulted by security forces in April while covering a police eviction of street vendors in the capital, Monrovia, according to media reports and the Press Union of Liberia.
George Watkins, of the Catholic Church-owned Radio Veritas, was assaulted by Special Security Services (SSS) agents in May while reporting on the alleged enlistment of a former rebel commander by the SSS, according to the independent daily The Analyst and the Press Union of Liberia.
SSS agents harassed and briefly detained four local journalists at the Executive Mansion in Monrovia in June. Alphonsus Zeon, secretary-general of the Press Union, told CPJ that the journalists were trying to report on the alleged dismissal of several senior SSS personnel.