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Chalk It Up to Freedom of the Press in Liberia

by Kim VanderVoort

The Daily Talk, Monrovia, Liberia

Alfred Sigleaf's journalistic handywork on display in downtown Monrovia.

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MONROVIA, Liberia – Alfred Sirleaf saw a problem, and found a way to fix it. It's no printing press, but Sirleaf's chalk-and-easel makeshift newsroom in downtown Monrovia brings the news to locals who don't have money to pay for a newspaper, access to the internet, or, for some, even the ability to read.


Liberia's Chalk and Easel Printing Press from Great Big Story on Vimeo.


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Kim is a writer based in New York City. You can follow her on Instagram. She travels for the moped rentals and reading time.


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