A number of people have asked questions related to (1) the list of radio and television stations to which the Taylor footage is being sent in Liberia and (2) the possibility of an archive for the daily live feed, or hosting the videos on YouTube.
Mr. Moriba, the Special Court’s press and outreach officer in The Hague, is kindly on the case for us again. He has asked his colleagues in Freetown to send him the list of radio and television stations in Liberia who receive the video summaries from the Special Court, as well as the times they are aired. We will post them here as soon as we hear anything.
Unfortunately, he said, it is not possible to put the videos on YouTube because each trial day contains six hours of footage and the Special Court does not have the resources to be able to cut it down to the size needed for YouTube. Meanwhile, the Special Court’s own website does not have enough bandwidth to save videos of the day’s proceedings.
So for readers who miss a day of the webstreaming, the main option at the moment for catching up on the day’s events is through the official transcripts, which are usually posted on the Special Court’s site here: http://www.sc-sl.org/CASES/ProsecutorvsCharlesTaylor/Transcripts/tabid/160/Default.aspx, a day later.
Will be back with more when we find it out.