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“I used to believe that journalism was only meant for men and not for women…” says Lorpu Beyan, a young female assigned with community radio station in rural Liberia. The perception of Lorpu is not different from her colleagues participating in a focus group discussion to assess the impact of the training and mentoring program. Bennetha Nelson, one of the other discussants said: “I have learned that everyone is equally important in the media, whether you are man or a woman.”

The utterances coming from the young women tell a lot about how negative self-perception has been a barrier to the personal and professional growth of most female journalists, especially at the community radio level.

Mission Statement LWDR is a non-profit radio for women operated by the Liberia Women Media Action Committee to educate, inform and entertain through programming that promotes the rights and concerns of women.

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