Aaron Leaf/CPJ Guest Blogger

Aaron Leaf is a freelance journalist and a print media trainer in Monrovia, Liberia. You can follow his blog at aaronleaf.tumblr.com. Reach him at [email protected].

As protests mounted, Sirleaf's government secured the release of jailed editor Rodney Sieh. (Aaron Leaf)

Liberian saga: angry court, jailed editor, president’s speech

On Monday, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who will contest for a second term in elections next November, used her annual speech to the legislature to strengthen her image as the candidate of stability and growth. Among other things, she boasted about winning the “Friend of the Media” award from the African Editors Forum, the…

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