I was speaking with Frank Sainworla, a Liberian journalist with West Africa Democracy Radio, this morning. He does great weekly radio programming on the Charles Taylor trial.
One of the really innovative things that Frank does is to read out readers’ comments from this blog on his radio show as he gives updates about the trial. He also has the voices of the judges and the prosecutors and defense team from the courtroom included in his show so that his listeners get a real sense of what is happening inside the trial.
Frank does a really fabulous job in reporting on the trial and keeping it interesting for readers who want to learn more about this trial but who don’t have access to the internet as often as we do here — if you are interested to hear his reports which are then sent to other radio stations in the region, you can listen to them here: http://wadr.org/eng/news/news.php?id=8.
You might just hear your comments being read out on radio!
A big congratulations from our team here to Frank for all his hard work in keeping listeners in West Africa posted about the trial, and including your voices, readers, into the conversations that are happening in Liberia and Sierra Leone separately from this site too.