Further Unleashing Press Freedom in Sierra Leone

 
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Further Unleashing Press Freedom in Sierra Leone

Further Unleashing Press Freedom in Sierra Leone
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Fatmatah Kargbo Presents "CTN at 6" Evening News

Fatmatah Kargbo Presents "CTN at 6" Evening News
CTN news and features programming often focuses on women's issues. In Sierra Leone, one in eight women risk death in pregnancy or birth, one of the highest incidences in the world. The AIDS Secretariat in Sierra Leone reports that nation-wide condom use averages only nine percent. Female Genital Cutting (FGC) is widespread, affecting about 90% of the female population (WHO, 2008). (view small | med | large | orig)

CTN Interview in Rural Sierra Leone

CTN Interview in Rural Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone has a population of around 6 million, with approximately 60% living in rural areas. It is an extremely poor country, devastated by civil unrest and 11 years of civil war. (view small | med | large | orig)

CTN Played an Important Role in 2007 Elections

CTN Played an Important Role in 2007 Elections
Adult illiteracy is astonishing high, averaging 63% overall and 75% for women. Sierra Leone's media environment is dominated by radio which is the most used and effective media in a largely oral culture. (view small | med | large | orig)

The CTN Project Trains Young Journalists

The CTN Project Trains Young Journalists
Sierra Leone is a the very bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index, ranking among the lowest ten countries. (view small | med | large | orig)

CTN Journalist Edward Kargbo in the Provinces

CTN Journalist Edward Kargbo in the Provinces
About 68% of Sierra Leoneans live below the poverty line. Life expectancy is 42 years, approximately half that in the top 20 ranked countries. (view small | med | large | orig)

CTN Was Built by Fondation Hirondelle

CTN Was Built by Fondation Hirondelle
CTN is operated in partnership with the Mass Comminution Department of the Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone. CTN has been on air for almost three years, providing citizens of Sierra Leone with daily access to professional, relevant and unbiased news and information about all of Sierra Leone. (view small | med | large | orig)

CTN Journalists Cover the Nation

CTN Journalists Cover the Nation
CTN journalists in the provinces report that domestic violence is among the most common offense reported to the police. There is a very high incidence of child sexual abuse with little recourse to justice - just 25 cases led to conviction in 2008. (view small | med | large | orig)

Brima Davies Runs the CTN Studio

Brima Davies Runs the CTN Studio
Radio remains the single most important tool to peace and reconstruction. The Sierra Leonean media continues to face a variety of obstacles, including poor management, lack of independent funding resources, overly-competitive advertising markets and political pressures. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mr Thompson Connects Community Radios to CTN

Mr Thompson Connects Community Radios to CTN
The CTN project produces and broadcasts nation-wide six hours daily of independent news and information in multiple languages, much of it live. CTN programs are available through FM, short wave, satellite feeds to ten community radio stations and the Internet. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Project Leader

Caroline Vuillemin

Lausanne, VD Switzerland

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