A number of people noted on the site that they have experienced problems with the live streaming of the trial in the past few days, and asked us to check to see what was wrong.
Our questions were kindly answered by Solomon Moriba, the Press and Outreach Officer at the Special Court. It seems the problem comes from so many people trying to watch Mr. Taylor’s testimony through the Special Court’s site – it is overloading the system.
From the Special Court: “We increased the bandwidth to accommodate more viewers before the start of the Defence case. We understand that the network is currently overloaded as many people are following the Taylor testimony online. As a result, we also now carry the English signal on LINK 2 which used to be the Krio channel.”
That said, it seems readers will still be able to access the Krio channel from the link on our www.charlestaylortrial.org site (you will see the button for live streaming on the right hand side of our homepage – go to Channel 2). Going through the Special Court’s links on its website provides both channels in English.
For those who are able, the Court suggested upgrading to a faster internet connection might also help alleviate some of the problems viewers are experiencing.