Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Liberia
|Publisher||Reporters Without Borders|
|Publication Date||3 May 2006|
|Cite as||Reporters Without Borders, Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Liberia, 3 May 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/46e69094c.html [accessed 25 July 2014]|
One of West Africa's most damaged countries is undergoing a relatively peaceful democratic transition, under the watchful eye of the international community. But roaming child soldiers, endemic poverty, criminals still at large and profiteers of every stripe remain a threat. Independent journalists are on occasion under threat of political and public violence.
Between the two rounds of the presidential elections in October and November, journalists who had taken a critical line with one candidate, George Weah, were attacked by uncontrolled militants of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC). The party leadership's humble apologies have however allowed a return of a semblance of confidence.