first_img Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more News Reports Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom After years of devastating civil war, Liberia is trying to rebuild its basic infrastructure. The Internet is not a priority at all and facilities hardly exist.This does not stop President Charles Taylor from attacking the Internet in the same way he attacks the opposition press. He charges that exiled opposition journalists putting out news about the situation in Liberia are waging a “war” against him on the Internet. The country’s lone ISP, Data Tech, is accused of cutting off access when websites run by Liberians abroad contain too much anti-government material. The government launched a website in 2001 called to counter these diaspora sites.Links:Government news siteOpposition news site LiberiaAfrica RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Liberia LiberiaAfrica center_img June 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Liberia June 12, 2020 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out more News to go further RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Organisation last_img read more