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Ruthie Ackerman
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To Publish or Not to Publish

(8) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 12:01 PM

It was the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia in October 1993 that changed everything.

Not only did the United States pull out of Somalia without completing its mission, the images streaming out of the country of U.S. Staff Sgt. William David Cleveland being dragged, naked, through the streets of...

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Citizen Media: Drown Out the Noise

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 12:44 PM

This story was originally published on Ceasefire Liberia.

We all know the routine: the journalist, who is viewed as the authority (traditionally white and male), goes into a community and comes back with a story to share with the world. His version of events, experienced through his eyes...

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Liberia: The Real Danger is Not Spending Enough

(3) Comments | Posted November 3, 2009 | 12:56 PM

After four years of being considered the beacon of hope for the entire West Africa region, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is about to be tested like never before.

Last month, a massacre in neighboring Guinea erupted, threatening Liberia's fragile peace. Claims were made that it was actually...

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