Who We Are

Local Voices is an independent network of community radio journalists working in Liberia’s 15 counties. The group was formed in 2015 by rural journalists who participated in the Internews’ “Information Saves Lives” Ebola training and mentoring program. During the training, participants realized that they were in the unique position to tell the stories about issues in rural Liberia to national and international audiences. Our plan is to extend our work with other Monrovia-based media outlets by forming partnership for further publication of Local Voices stories at a minimum agreed cost per story. Besides, other non-media institutions like the business communities and nongovernmental organizations will also be engaged for partnership.  In order to reach the most remote communities, we know that we have to think outside of the box. We are committed to what is necessary and apply innovative solutions to ensure that our mission of raising local voices becomes a reality.  We are honest about our strengths by inviting opinions. Recognizing that our mission will not be fulfilled by one member alone, we team up with and learn alongside partners.

 

 

How we work

Reporters file their stories to the group’s Secretariat, who edits the stories and posts on the website. Many of Local Voices stories are published by FrontPage Africa as well articles by members are broadcast as radio news stories on members’ individual community radio station in their respective county. Read more

Where we work

We are well- suited for any community driven media activities, advocacy projects and community engagement programs because we cover areas of the country that are largely ignored by mainstream Monrovia-based media.  We always bring rural citizens views and perspectives on national and international audience. Read More

Why we work

Helping to echo the voices of local and rural communities brings relief and gives them a value of being part of the society. By promoting rural news, we think we can lift rural dwellers voices so policy makers and authorities can make relevant interventions.  Lifting local voices, empowering communities for a healthy living. Read More

Meet our Network Members

There are total of 20 committed staff/reporters in Local Voices Liberia Media Network, of whom 25% are female and 75% are Male.

Daffae Senkpeni

Daffae Senkpeni

Editor/Co-coordinator

Program Coordinator at LACSA Radio, with vast experience in broadcast journalism and print media. Email: daff

Daffae Senkpeni

Editor/Co-coordinator

Ibrahim M. Sesay

Ibrahim M. Sesay

Reporter

Reports for Pumah 106.3 FM located, Tubmanburg, Bomi County

Ibrahim M. Sesay

Reporter

Foday D. Sesay

Foday D. Sesay

Reporter

Director of programs at Pumah FM in Tubmanburg, Bomi County

Foday D. Sesay

Reporter

Emmanuel Degleh

Emmanuel Degleh

Reporter

ELBC Margibi County correspondent. Based in Margibi and writes for Local Voices Liberia Media.

Emmanuel Degleh

Reporter

Regina Juwle

Regina Juwle

Reporter

Reporter at Grand Kru Radio and also writes for Local Voices Liberia Media. Lives in

Regina Juwle

Reporter

Morris T. Wleh

Morris T. Wleh

Reporter

Member of Local Voices and works for Voice of Sinoe in the Sonie County

Morris T. Wleh

Reporter

Sangai M. Tulay

Sangai M. Tulay

Reporter

Staff of Radio Harleygee in Lofa County and member of Local Voices

Sangai M. Tulay

Reporter

Henry Gboluma

Henry Gboluma

Project Officer

Program Director at Radio Kpo in Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County. email: henryv2030@gmail.com

Henry Gboluma

Project Officer

Michael D.K. Wroh

Michael D.K. Wroh

Reporter

Reports for Voice of Pleebo in Maryland County Local Voices Reporter in Grand Cape Mount County Reports for

Michael D.K. Wroh

Reporter

Moses Bailey

Moses Bailey

Reporter

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Moses Bailey

Reporter

Fatu T. Boley

Fatu T. Boley

Reporter

Works as Reporter for Super Bongese Radio in Gbarnga< Bomi County. Lives in Gbarnga and Reports for Local V

Fatu T. Boley

Reporter

Angeline D. Roberts

Angeline D. Roberts

Reporter

Lives in Zwedru and works Top FM. Reports for Local Voices Media

Angeline D. Roberts

Reporter

Tenneh A. Subah

Tenneh A. Subah

Reporter

Works for Radio Gee in River Gee County and writes for Local Voices Liberia Media.

Tenneh A. Subah

Reporter

Elton W. Tiah

Elton W. Tiah

Reporter

Program Director at Radio Dukpa, writes for Front Page Africa News. Lives in Grand Bassa County and reports f

Elton W. Tiah

Reporter

Franklin M. Flomo

Franklin M. Flomo

Finance Officer

Consultant at Radio Life in Zorzor City, Lofa County

Franklin M. Flomo

Finance Officer

Eric Opa Doue

Eric Opa Doue

Reporter

Manager at Echo Radio in Rives Cess County

Eric Opa Doue

Reporter

Moses Geply

Moses Geply

Reporter

A Health Journalism reporter based in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County. Works for smile FM and writes for Local Voic

Moses Geply

Reporter

Edwin Cordor

Edwin Cordor

Reporter

Member of Local Voices and works for Radio Kintuma in Voinjama City, Lofa

Edwin Cordor

Reporter

Beatrice L. Truah

Beatrice L. Truah

Reporter

Member of Local Voices and works in Nimba

Beatrice L. Truah

Reporter

John Monroe

John Monroe

Reporter

works for Radio Cape Palmas and Local Voices Liberia media Network

John Monroe

Reporter