Liberia must mainstream digital rights protection into its policies.
Liberia is one of the countries located in West Africa and has a population estimate of 5.2 million. Its 1986 Constitution provides for a number of rights provided for under chapter three which includes the right to freedom of expression and opinion, privacy, association and assembly and a number of others. However, these rights face a lot of challenges given the some policies that impact digital rights. For example, the recent plans to increase mobile tariff may affect access and affordability for Liberians while regular arrests of journalists also affects online expression and rights. There is also a challenge posed by inadequate compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and the gap created by lack of legislative framework on data protection.
Households with internet access in 2017
Individuals using internet in 2017
Fixed Broadband Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in 2017
Press Freedom Ranking in 2022
Liberia was last reviewed in November 2020.
Digital Rights and Free Expression Recommendations
Over a hundred local and international human rights organisations are part of the wider Uproar programme. You can find them listed here.
The country clusters are a local working group in each Uproar target country made up of our partner organisations. The clusters are organised by local lead organisations, who then coordinate local civil society and human rights defenders with digital rights expertise to engage in national-level advocacy and campaigning.