Ceasefire Liberia: In Action With Blogs And Videos

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The Rising Voices Grantee Ceasefire Liberia had a remarkable time last month. Its founder Ruthie Ackerman writes:

Not only have we had dozens of new blog posts from our writers — and several fantastic videos — but we are getting noticed too.

Both Feministing and the Women’s Refugee Commission have mentioned our blog on their sites, widening our audience and ensuring that those who do not usually read about the Liberian community now know where to go for updates. We have also recruited some top new bloggers.

Ruthie Ackerman also introduces us to several Liberian bloggers who have not blogged with Ceasefire Liberia, but she met during her trip to Minnesota.

Ruthie wonders in a Twitter message:

Why are Liberians in Liberia blogging more, with less-access to the internet than Liberians in the Diaspora?

Now let us look at some of the various blog posts published in the Ceasefire Liberia blog.

Ceasefire Liberia has a new sports blogger who writes about Liberian soccer. Roland Mulbah chronicles Liberian International striker Frank Jean Seator's venture in the Middle East. Check more of his posts.

Denna Gibson opines that women must be given chance to “take their rightful places in coaching the female national (football) team, serving as staff on the team and attending workshops or seminars to prove themselves”. She wonders whether the buses from India will last in the Liberia streets as the infrastructures need repairing.

Nat Nyuan-Bayjay mentions that senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy is still remembered in Liberia. He also describes about a mass burial in Central Liberia, which reveals the untold story of Central Liberia’s massacre. He also discusses the increased cases of rape in broad daylight in Liberia.

Stephen Johnson lists the challenges the Liberian youths are facing in the labor market. Wynfred Russell writes about the lack of visionary leadership among Liberians in Minnesota.

Saki Golafale posts a photo essay on the Red Light Market in Paynesville, Liberia.

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Saki also explains that the school children in low-income homes in Liberia are a particular target of child abuse.

J. V. Boima reports that a Nepalese UNMIL police officer committed suicide for allegedly being involved in a sexual abuse case.

Graphic Designer Garretson uses video to display his works:

One thing is noticeable here is that most of the Ceasefire Liberia bloggers are male. Ruthie screams in a Twitter message:

And where are all the female Liberian bloggers?

Images courtesy: Ceasefire Liberia.

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