I am E. Orlind Cooper, a multimedia journalist based in Monrovia, Liberia. I am the Executive Director and Co-founder or Developmental Media Inc. based in Liberia. I also do freelance works for AFP, CNN, Aljazeera and PBS Newshour among others. I previously work as freelance video journalist with Associated Press (AP). I have 17 years of experience practicing journalism in Liberia. I have also worked extensively in the Civil Society sector, predominantly on women issues. I have also worked on Human Rights, Democracy and Environmental issues. I have wide range on contacts with people of diverse backgrounds in Liberia. I have traveled to all of the 15 political subdivision and to several other African Countries. I produce video documentaries and shoot still photographs. You can find some of my videos at: https://www.youtube.com/user/dmiliberia
As the lead mental health journalist in Liberia, I am obliged to inform and educate the public on issues affecting the people living with mental illness.
Health workers on the Ebola frontline in Liberia say they are poorly paid and struggle for resources to carry out their work. As part of its Safe workers save lives campaign, the trades union federation, Public Services International, is calling for health workers to be given the right tools to do their job
Liberia is endowed with lots of forest and mineral resources. The exploitation of these resources, for many decades, has not had adequate beneficial impact on the national economy or the livelihood of Liberians, but has led to deprivations and conflict due largely to the lack of transparency and accountability in the operations and regulation of logging, mining, oil and related companies. Generating adequate revenue from the extractive sector was a misery due to corruption. In 2009, the government and people of Liberia recognize the potential positive contribution that forest and mineral resources can make to economic and social development of the Country, and realized these potentials through improved resource governance that encompasses and fully implements the Principles and Criteria of the international Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI for short). The Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) was established as a mechanism to ensure that the
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