A Little History
Albert Porte, a veteran Pamphleteer and Editor of the Crozierville Observer was the first Liberian journalist to be imprisoned by the Tubman regime in 1946. Porte had joined a group of opposition petitioners who wrote to Tubman criticizing the government’s acceptance of low payment for the Landsdell K. Christie’s Bomi Hills Iron Ore Concession Agreement.
60 years later, it is notable how silent the press is on the latest Iron Ore Concessions negotiations.
Reference: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Conference Report National Conference on Media Law and Policy Reform in Liberia, Monrovia City Hall, October 21 to 23, 2004