STAR Radio Provides Liberia with Independent News

$75,050 $0
Raised Remaining


STAR offers all citizens of Liberia daily independent news and information through FM, short wave, and affiliate community radio stations in English, Liberian English, French, and 14 local languages.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Our radio programs are the means through which Liberians entertain themselves and get the daily news, and they are also playing a proxy role for health clinics, schools, and social support networks. STAR radio is widely recognized for its professionalism and independence as well as its commitment to giving ordinary Liberians the opportunity to express their opinions and to debate issues relevant to their lives.

How will this project solve this problem?

STAR radio educates, entertains, and informs. Our mission is to offer unbiased and relevant news and information in multiple languages on a countrywide basis. Our strength is our highly trained team of journalists.

Potential Long Term Impact

STAR is entirely Liberian run and is considered the media of reference in West Africa. A significant part of its income comes from training young journalists from commercial and community radio stations throughout Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $75,050

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $75,050 .  The original project funding goal was $75,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Sharon Bylenga

Staff member
Lausanne, Switzerland

Where is this project located?

Map of STAR Radio Provides Liberia with Independent News