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Daily Talk keeps Liberians informed about revolt against Gaddafi

March 10, 2011

As Col Muammar Gaddafi continues his grip on power, the African continent continues to follow the story. In countries like Liberia where years of civil war which Gaddafi had a hand in, many are following the fight for Libya in hope that Gaddafi can finally be brought to justice.

In Monrovia, Daily Talk, a street news blackboard offers Liberians news about Gaddafi. The people on the street pay much attention here because of Gaddafi’s role in the Liberian civil war.  Cllr. Jerome J. Verdier , the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Liberia issued a statement a few days  ago saying  the massacre of protesters  in Libya reminded the people of Liberia of the  killings that Gaddafi had much hand in as he supported President Charles Taylor during the civil war.

Verdier accused President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of being a key ally of Col. Gaddafi citing that she had consulted Libya throughout her six-year tenure. So today’s Daily Talk had another political figure Sherman defending President Sirleaf on her ties with Gaddafi. President Sirleaf recently on BBC warned against military intervention to oust Gaddafi saying that “it’s easier to destroy than rebuild”, citing Liberia’s experience. However the President condemned the violence that is taking place in Libya.

In a country that is still emerging from the ruins of a civil war that lasted more than a decade, Daily Talk does a great job bringing Monrovians news. Just like many institutions, the media still has a long way to go to be vibrant and contribute a lot to the country’s development. Daily Talk offers ordinary Liberians  up to the point news from the west Afric

an nation and beyond. Below are the pictures shot at the Daily Talk March 10 2011.

Headline about Obama on Gaddafi

Daily Talk

People reading the the Daily Talk news in Monrovia.

A story on Daily talk on accusations against President Sirleaf and her ties with Libya. March 10 2011.

Children stop by the Daily Talk in Monrovia on Thursday March 10 to read news.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Abbey Bennett permalink
    March 14, 2011 4:52 am

    Hello again Rosebell –
    It’s interesting to see Gaddafi’s past in Liberia now being reflected in Libya. Do you think that similar outcomes will be the result? This is already the beginning of what we’re seeing. Is it thought to continue?
    Another question: The US has had many disputes within newsrooms and in online journals over the spelling of Gaddafi’s name. I noticed in this post that you have used the spelling Gaddafi. Is this something that Uganda press has decided upon? Is it your personal preference? I found an article on Facebook from the Associated Press on the spelling.

    http://www.facebook.com/notes/ap-stylebook/qaddafi-qazzafi-qadhdhafi-qaththafi-gadhdhafi-khadafy-gazafy/194602720562822

    Looking forward to hearing back from you.

    • rosebell permalink*
      March 14, 2011 1:05 pm

      In Uganda over years has always been written as Gaddafi, some do write Qaddafi. I never heard any complaint against this before.

  2. April 29, 2011 11:37 am

    Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkKmhCi5SlE to watch a video about Liberia’s Daily Talk produced by a participant at African Elections Project during our last training workshop in Liberia

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