STAR Radio Provides Liberia with Independent News

by Fondation Hirondelle


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


STAR radio Liberia website
Fondation Hirondelle, Media for Peace&Human Dignit

Organization Information

Fondation Hirondelle

Location: Lausanne, N/A - Switzerland
Website: http:/​/​
Fondation Hirondelle
Sharon Bylenga
Project Leader:
Sharon Bylenga
Staff member
Lausanne, Switzerland

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Thanks to 16 donors like you, a total of $75,050 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Wonderful!

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