The report covers the period between Octobers to December 2020. It is the second in a series of alert reports to be published for the period under review. The Media Alert Reports is characterized by the death, threats, attack and intimidation of Liberian journalists by State Actors and unknown men. The Alert Reports also highlight other major issues, including critical analysis of the trend being taken by Liberia’s media environment, taking into consideration the nature of space being offered by state actors for the media to function.
The current Alert Report of the Press Union of Liberia/Media Alert Office shares light on death threat, attack and intimidation of the media by individuals in the public and private sectors. This second Report contains one death threats and one attack by State actors and unknown men. The Alert Office was set up in 2017 by the PUL, in collaboration with Internews/USIAD, as part of the Media Development Program. Meanwhile, the Union called on the journalism community to help publicize these Alert reports as these publications hold a lot to the future of the Media in Liberia, relative to exposing any unfavorable cloud that may be hanging over all of us as journalists.