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Rita Jlogbe

Monrovia, Liberia
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About Rita
Rita Jlogbe is a distinguished Liberian journalist renowned for her investigative reporting and in-depth coverage of public health, government policy, human rights issues, and elections. With a particular focus on the challenges faced by marginalized communities, Rita's journalism has brought to light the struggles of the disabled population in Liberia, highlighting the inadequate support and transparency from the government and the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD). Her reporting on a bus fire incident on the Suakoko Highway has underscored the need for stricter traffic safety regulations, while her insights into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prenatal care have revealed the fears and behavioral changes among pregnant women in Margibi and rural Montserrado.

As a correspondent and Fact Checker for Voice of America, Rita has gained international recognition for her meticulous research and commitment to accuracy, ensuring that her stories are both trustworthy and influential. Her contributions to programs like Daybreak Africa have provided audiences with a comprehensive view of the latest developments across the African continent. Rita's dedication to factual reporting has established her as an invaluable asset in the field of journalism.

Rita's passion extends to health reporting, where she has illuminated critical issues, contributing to public awareness and fostering informed discussions on medical topics. Her ability to demystify complex medical jargon has made her work accessible to a broad audience. Additionally, her coverage of elections has been instrumental in promoting transparency and accountability, empowering voters with the information needed to make educated decisions. Rita's empathetic approach to domestic violence and human interest stories has also been pivotal in advocating for social change and understanding. Her exceptional storytelling and diverse expertise underscore her role as a vital voice in journalism, dedicated to uncovering the truth and effecting positive change.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering Content Writing
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Skills
Natural Disasters Health & Fitness Investigative Reporting
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Portfolio

A woman is elected President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, but activists demand more female representation.

18 Jan 2024  |  Voice of America
The radio program Daybreak Africa covers a range of topics in its latest broadcast. A historic political event is highlighted with the election of a female President Pro-Tempore in the Liberian Senate, although activists are pushing for greater female representation in politics. Former Sierra Leone President Koroma has been allowed to travel to Nigeria for medical reasons. The program notes that African humanitarian crises receive less attention compared to conflicts in Europe and the Middle East. There are calls for the US to recognize Nigeria for religious freedom violations. In Uganda, an opposition group is organizing a peaceful protest in anticipation of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Kampala. Additionally, the broadcast mentions upcoming significant matches at the 2024 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Traditional leaders in Liberia and international partners call you legislation to outlaw female genital mutilation (FGM) as Liberia joins the global community to observe the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM 2024

An investigative report that sheds light on the concerning issues of Liberia's fishermen reverting to the use of rubber nets, despite the government's 2021 initiative of providing free thread nets to promote sustainable fishing practices. This project examines the underlying reasons behind this regressive shift, explores its socio-economic and environmental impacts, and advocates for actionable solutions towards sustainable fishing in Liberia. A piece worth reading.

01 Apr 2023  |  FrontPageAfrica
The article discusses the challenges faced by people with disabilities in Liberia, highlighting their marginalization and lack of government support. It cites a report by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency stating that 20% of Liberia's population has disabilities. The Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) and other activists argue that the disabled are not receiving adequate support from the government, particularly under President George Weah's administration. Despite the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, which aims to empower vulnerable groups, the disabled community claims they are not benefitting as intended. The National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) is also criticized for not effectively managing funds and supporting the disabled. Freedom of Information requests reveal a lack of transparency and accountability in the allocation and use of funds intended for the disabled. The article raises concerns about the government's commitment to the rights and welfare of disabled persons in Liberia.

This story unravels corruptions at the Liberia National Commission on Disability (NCD). The NCD is an autonomous agency responsible to spearhead the affairs of persons with disabilities in the country.

01 Apr 2023  |  FrontPageAfrica
The article discusses the challenges faced by people with disabilities in Liberia, highlighting their marginalization and lack of government support. It cites a report by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency stating that 20% of Liberia's population has disabilities. The Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) and other activists argue that the disabled are not receiving adequate support from the government, particularly under President George Weah's administration. Despite the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, which aims to empower vulnerable groups, the disabled community claims they are not benefitting as intended. The National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) is also criticized for not effectively managing funds and supporting the disabled. Freedom of Information requests reveal a lack of transparency and accountability in the allocation and use of funds intended for the disabled. The article raises concerns about the government's commitment to the rights and welfare of disabled persons in Liberia.

Sanctioned Liberian Government Officials deny corruption allegation, call for investigation. US Treasury Department of States sanctions three Liberian government officials on allegations of corruption (misappropriation of public funds).

22 Aug 2022  |  Voice of America
Daybreak Africa is a program that provides its audience with a comprehensive view of the latest developments across the African continent. The show begins with the most recent headline news, followed by thorough interviews and detailed reports from correspondents of Voice of America (VOA). Additionally, Daybreak Africa includes segments on sports news and incorporates feedback and comments from its listeners, ensuring an interactive and informative experience.

A Federal Court in the US fines guilty perpetrator of 1990 Lutheran church massacre in Liberia. The Lutheran church massacre was the deadliest single worst episode of the Liberian Civil. At least 600 unarmed civilians killed.

A report on the amendment of Liberia's Election law by the House of Senate.

Highway commercial vehicle exploded due to makeshift gas tank

04 Mar 2021  |  bushchicken.com
On October 3, a bus operated by Amos Transport Service caught fire on the Suakoko Highway in Liberia due to a fuel container being used as a makeshift gas tank. The bus, carrying 56 passengers, was traveling from Ganta to Monrovia when passengers noticed smoke and alerted the driver, who continued driving until the situation worsened. All passengers, including pregnant women and children, escaped unharmed, but the driver and conductor fled the scene. Passengers like Edwin Twah and Moses Manbia criticized the lack of vehicle safety and called for stricter regulation. The Ministry of Transport and the Liberia National Police have been criticized for lax enforcement of traffic laws. Liberia has a high rate of traffic deaths, with the World Health Organization citing 1,448 estimated deaths in 2013.

This story highlighted pregnant mothers in Liberia abandoning health facilities for fear of contracting COVID-19.

04 Mar 2021  |  bushchicken.com
The article discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prenatal care in Margibi and rural Montserrado, Liberia. Pregnant women are avoiding health facilities due to fears of contracting the virus, particularly from health workers, some of whom have tested positive for COVID-19. The article cites a significant drop in the number of deliveries at health facilities and an increase in home births. It also mentions that some pregnant women are now seeking antenatal care from pharmacies or private clinics instead of government facilities, due to mistrust and fear of being falsely diagnosed with COVID-19. The health minister has urged health facilities to continue providing basic services, and the article references the Ebola epidemic as a precedent for how major health crises can disrupt access to healthcare. It also notes that there is no evidence that COVID-19 affects pregnant women more severely than others in their age group.

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