Journalism

Feb 28, 2014

Follow Friday: @ClairMacD, our woman in Monrovia

What's an Australian journalist doing in Liberia? Clair MacDougall is fascinated by the "deeply complex" nation and coverage of Africa broadly. The intrepid freelance is worth a follow.

Matthew Clayfield

Journalist, critic, screenwriter and playwright

In 2011, Australian journalist Clair MacDougall (@ClairMacD) visited Liberia to cover the re-election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female head-of-state. Based in neighbouring Ghana at the time, MacDougall became fascinated with what she calls “this small but deeply complex country”. She moved to Monrovia two months later.

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  1. Ian Cochrane

    Enjoyed the story. `Africa Rising’? Maybe not total hype; but there are so many differences here, & yes, plenty of problems to go around.

    After over 4-months in Lagos – although living a somewhat sheltered ex-pat existence – there does seem to be some room for optimism.

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