LiberiaMedia Initiative for Peace,
Democracy and Development
13th Street, Sinkor Methodist Compound
LMI PRESS RELEASE
LMI LAUNCHES PLAN LIBERIA SPONSORED REFUGEE CHILD SENSITIVE RADIO PROGRAM SERIES
Monrovia Liberia…Sat. August 20, 2011… The Liberia Media Initiative for Peace Democracy and Development (LMI) and Plan International Liberia have launched three months of weekly media campaigns on Plan Liberia’s work with Ivorian refugee communities in Grand Gedeh and Nimba Counties.
Under the media campaign, a series of radio programs, 30 minute each in length are magazine style featuring voices of Ivorian refugee children, their parents, host communities and organizations working with them…The 30 minute program is a blend of interviews and drama in basic simple Liberian English and French translation produced and presented by LMI’s training child broadcasters under its child sensitive program, “FOCUS ON THE FUTURE”.
The weekly program series under LMI’s radio program named and styled “FOCUS ON THE FUTURE” is gathering contents in Ivorian refugee communities in Grand Gedeh and Nimba Counties of mainly refugee children and their welfare.
The campaign include a video version of “FOCUS ON THE FUTURE” and radio and print news clippings. The campaign involves the deployment of LMI reporters in the areas of refugee settlements in Grand Gedeh and Nimba Counties for the gathering of contents for production back at LMI’s Studio Democracy or Studio-D in Monrovia.
The program series is being broadcast on LMI’s partner radio and TV stations across Liberia but with focus on Grand Gedeh and Nimba Counties. The main radios broadcasting the LMI radio program series for Plan International Liberia are the following:
1…Truth FM 96.1
2…Sky FM 107
3…Veritas FM 97.8
4…Fabric FM 101.1
5…Power FM 93.3
6…Voice of Karnplay——-Karnplay
GRAND GEDEH COUNTY
This media campaign is being funded by Plan International Liberia and implemented by the Liberia Media Initiative for Peace Democracy and Development (LMI)
JOHN O. KOLLIE