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 30 August 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.|
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.