The Supreme Court justice-in-chambers, Judge Yusif Kaba, has cited the judge of Criminal Court A, Roosevelt Willie, to a special Dec. 4 conference regarding his role in the controversial trial involving the Roots FM radio station, which is operated by the firebrand talk show host and leading government critic, Henry P. Costa.
The Monrovia City Court has ruled against the government in the ongoing case against Roots FM, allowing Roots Holdings Incorporated, the radio station’s parent company, to sue the government on behalf of the station.
As the Press Union of Liberia prepares for its congress in November, the election committee has qualified nine candidates to contest for the union’s leadership.
Jonathan Paye-Layleh, the BBC correspondent for Liberia, has accused the National Security Agency deputy director Sam Sanyon and his Freedom FM radio station of a character assassination campaign against the journalist.
Popular radio station Roots FM was shut down on Thursday, October 10 after the Monrovia City Court issued a writ of search and seizure warrant to retrieve several equipments at the station, including the station’s transformer.
On Thursday, May 16, the controversial talk show host Henry Costa arrived in the country to a rousing welcome from the supporters at the Roberts International Airport in Unification Town, Margibi.
Lonestar Cell MTN has dismissed claims that it was pressured by the government to terminate its partnership with Roots FM where the telecommunications company hosts the station’s transmission antenna and broadcast transmitter.
Roots FM CEO and talk show host Henry Costa announced that the station is now back on air, less than 24 hours after the management launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise US$15,000 for the purchase of new broadcast equipment.