Aryee Davis

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Liberian journalist Aryee Davis threatened, harassed online over reporting on alleged fraud

Abuja, July 1, 2021 – Liberian authorities should investigate the threats received by journalist Aryee Davis and ensure that she can work safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In mid-June, a Facebook user named “Gedeh Eagleeyes” sent multiple threatening messages to Davis, founder of the Facebook-based news outlet GrainCost TV, and posted threatening…

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Liberian journalists protest against authorities' alleged brutality against their colleagues in Monrovia, Liberia, on March 12, 2020. (FrontPage Africa/Alline Dunbar)

Liberian journalists harassed, arrested by security forces

Since February 13, 2020, Liberian security forces have harassed, assaulted, or detained at least four journalists during the course of their work, according to the journalists, who spoke with CPJ, and a petition from the Press Union of Liberia, an independent media workers’ advocacy group.

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