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Monrovia...following the news from Libya here

Monrovians read the news on the "Daily Talk" newspaper/blackboard.(Photo/Prue Clarke)

In the West African country of Liberia, people are turning to a blackboard to find out the latest news about the rebellions against Libyan president Moammar Gadhafi.

As Ugandan journalist Rosebell Kagumire writes in her blog, Liberians are sensitive to the role Gadhafi played in the Liberian civil war, training and financing Charles Taylor's regime.

And in the capital Monrovia, Kagumire writes, the Daily Talk is the way they find out more about it:

In Monrovia, Daily Talk, a street news blackboard, offers Liberians news about Gaddafi. The people on the street pay much attention here because of Gaddafi's role in the Liberian civil war.  Cllr. Jerome J. Verdier , the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Liberia issued a statement a few days ago saying the massacre of protesters  in Libya reminded the people of Liberia of the killings that Gaddafi had much hand in as he supported President Charles Taylor during the civil war.

(read full blog post)

 In January, 2010, Dispatches aired a documentary from contributor Prue Clarke about the Daily Talk, the blackboards that provide daily news to so many people in Monrovia.

Listen to Prue's documentary 

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