At a recent discussion on the role of the media in society, several media stakeholders have stressed the need for accountability and independence within Liberiaâ€™s media industry.
The recent publication of Global Witnessâ€™ report about government officials accepting bribes from a British company has dominated the Liberian news cycle. In a most timely coincidence, Accountability Lab has launched its second edition of Integrity Idol in Liberia. The campaign is a contest that aims to shine a light on the nationâ€™s most honest civil servants.
The Accountability Lab Liberia has ended a three-day training for “accountapreneurs” who are participating in its two-year accountability incubator program.
The conversation about corruption in Liberia often tends to focus on the negative, according to Blair Glencorse. The Executive Director of the Accountability Lab believes Liberians mostly â€œtalk about wrongdoers and not about do-gooders.â€ Such a focus, he said, â€œmakes people feel hopeless.â€
The Accountability Lab, a nongovernmental organization has launched a campaign to recognize outstanding civil servants.