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July 29, 2014
Liberia: Inequalities Report Released
Published by AllAfrica.com.
The Carter Center's Access to Information project, working with the Ministry of Gender and Development, the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, and the Women's NGO Secretariat (WONGOSOL) , has released recommendations for addressing the inequities that Liberian women face in the exercise of the right of information.

July 11, 2014
Liberian Journalist Heads Carter Center Here
Published by AllAfrica.com.
The Carter Center has named photo-journalist Pewee Flomoku as the first Liberian chief of party for its office. A veteran Liberian journalist, Flomoku will lead both general office operations and the Carter Center's Access to Justice Project.

July 8, 2014
Liberia: Coming Out Soon – Report on Women's Rights to Info
Published by AllAfrica.com.
It has been announced that the Ministry of Gender and Development, the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism and the Women's NGO Secretariat (WONGOSOL), working with the Access to Information Project of The Carter Center, will release the study "Women and the Right of Access to Information in Liberia."

May 5, 2014
Why Liberia?
Published by WABE.org (NPR-Atlanta).
As part of a reporting trip paid for through a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, WABE's Jim Burress spent twelve days in the West African country looking at how it's rebuilding nearly a decade after its civil war ended, as well as how Atlanta is connected to those efforts.

April 30, 2014
Liberia: Media Urged to Utilize FOI
Published by AllAfrica.com.
Media managers in Liberia have been encouraged to take advantage of the Freedom of Information Law to enhance their reportage by making public officials and institutions to account for their services to the public.

March 17, 2014
Liberia: Forum on Women Access to Information
Published by AllAfrica.com.
Participants at a one-day forum to validate a research on women's access to information (ATI) say the slow pace at which women obtain information for growth and development is mainly due to traditional and cultural practices, as well as domestic workload.

March 5, 2012
Advancing The Rights of Access To Information (editorial)
Last week, the Carter Center and the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism (MICAT) extended their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue ongoing collaboration to promote and strengthen awareness, implementation, and compliance with the 2010 Freedom of Information (FOI) Act.

Feb. 28, 2012
GOL Commends USAID, Carter Center
Published by TheInquirer.com (Liberia).
The Government of Liberia has lauded the United States Agency for International Development(USAID) and The Carter Center for the support and work to advance the Freedom of Information as part of the government efforts to open up state bureaucracy to public scrutiny.

Dec. 5, 2011
Liberia: Deputy Micat Boss - FOI At Critical Point
Published Dec. 5, 2011, by AllAfrica.com.
The Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT), Norris Tweah, has said the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act is at a critical point. According to Minister Tweah, despite the passage into law of the Act by the Legislature, there is still much to be done to ensure the implementation of the legislation.

Sept. 29, 2011
Liberia: Use the FOI Law, Stakeholders Call On Citizens
Published Sept. 29, 2011, by AllAfrica.
Speakers at the celebration of the International Right To Know Day have made a collective call on ordinary Liberians and the country's civil society to make use of the Freedom of Information (FOI) law.

Sept. 16, 2011
"Secrecy Bill" Step Backwards for Africa
Published Sept. 16, 2011, by IPSNews.net.
Critics call it "the Secrecy Bill". And it comes at a time when several African countries are adopting promising new legislation on access to information. But campaigners say South Africa's draft Protection of Information Bill represents a step backwards.

Feb. 10, 2010
Mail & Guardian Information Access Affects Everyone
A worldwide movement to promote people's rights of access to information came to Africa this week. A centre set up by former United States president Jimmy Carter convened a big-guns conference in Ghana to advance the cause across the continent.

Feb. 10, 2010
PBS Using Text Messages to Combat Identity Theft in South Africa
Information access is on the move in Africa. Let me paint you a picture. The person is fictitious, but the process isn't.

Feb. 2, 2010
Ghana Web Fight Against Corruption Should Start at the Top
President John Evans Atta Mills at the week-end said that any fight against corruption should start at the leadership level, indicating that the menace often led to unpleasant results. He said it must be demonstrated that corruption should not be encouraged and the passage of anti-corruption legislation was to strengthen the ability to monitor and check the vice in society.

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