A number of people experienced frustration with the live feed of the Taylor trial this week. I checked with the Special Court as you had requested. Kindly, Mr. Solomon Moriba helped us with some of your questions related to the live feed problems and also the question a reader asked about streaming the trial to Liberia. Here is what he told us:
“Yes indeed, there is a problem with the streaming but the IT staff are working to fix it today. I hope it will be OK on Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience.
With regards to streaming to Liberia, we explored so many ways to have it in place even during the prosecution’s phase, but the IT
infrastructure on the ground there could not adequately support the programme. After various attempts, we found out that it wouldn’t work
effectively so we decided instead to be sending raw footage and audio-visual summaries to our outreach officers in Monrovia which they
screen in different communities across the country. We also pay for radio and TV slots in Liberia to air the summaries. In addition, we supply raw video footage of the Taylor proceedings to the Defence team at the end of every week as they also have their teams in Liberia who assist them with the screening to various audiences.”
A big thanks to Mr. Moriba for helping us out with those questions.
Hopefully we can look forward to smooth viewing with the live feed on Monday when Mr. Taylor returns to the stand.