Communications in Liberia
|This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (July 2013)|
Communications in Liberia consist of telephone lines and cellular phone networks. A lot of the telephone lines were destroyed or plundered in the two civil wars, making cellular phone networks a popular and safer alternative that reach remote regions of the country.
The main newspapers are:
- The Analyst
- New Democrat
- National Chronicle
- The Liberian Analyst Corporation
- Daily Observer
- The Daily Talk
The fixed line infrastructure of Liberia was nearly completely destroyed during the civil war. In 2006, the country had approximately 5,000 fixed lines installed, almost exclusively in the Monrovia area. Prior to the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 2007, the state-owned Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LIBTELCO) held a legal monopoly for all fixed line services in Liberia, and remains the sole licensed fixed line telephone service provider in the country.
231 - in an international country code for Liberia. The country connected to the external world via Intelsat satellite link.
Radio stations include:
- STAR radio
- Truth FM
- Radio Veritas
- UNMIL radio - UNMIL
- LUX 106.6 FM - University of Liberia
- 89.5 FM - Voice of Firestone – Liberia
- Real TV
|Republic of Liberia|
History · Politics · Demographics
- Liberia; LMC Extols Media Institutions, The NEWS, September 16, 2008, Africa News.
- "Media regulator recommends support for local media coverage of truth commission", BBC Monitoring Africa, June 27, 2008. PoliticalSupplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring.
- Lydia Polgreen (August 4, 2006). "All the News That Fits: Liberia’s Blackboard Headlines". The New York Times.
- "PPIAF Supports Telecommunications Reform and Liberalization in Liberia". PPIAF. July 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
- 1997 statistic — please update if possible
- "Firestone launches radio station 89.5 FM". The Monitor (Equal Chance Communication Ltd.). Retrieved 9 March 2010.[dead link]
- "Liberia: Press Union names Star Radio as radio station of year", BBC Monitoring Africa, July 30, 2008. PoliticalSupplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring.