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Liberia’s ‘analogue blogger’ working from the Daily News news hut

A great post on AfriGadget: the story of a ‘blackboard blogger’ in Liberia.

“Alfred Sirleaf is an analog blogger. He take runs the ‘Daily News’, a news hut by the side of a major road in the middle of Monrovia. He started it a number of years ago, stating that he wanted to get news into the hands of those who couldn’t afford newspapers, in the language that they could understand.”

The video below shows how Sirleaf publishes news headlines via a blackboard on his news hut.

Also, a report from 2006, on the New York Times.

(Thanks @ourman for pointing the AfriGadget post out)

Liberia’s Blackboard Blogger from WhiteAfrican on Vimeo.