2011.01.17: January 17, 2011: The architect of online journalism in Sierra Leone is RPCV Peter Andersen who set up the "Sierra Leone Web" around 1996

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The architect of online journalism in Sierra Leone is RPCV Peter Andersen who set up the "Sierra Leone Web" around 1996

The architect of online journalism in Sierra Leone is RPCV Peter Andersen who set up the Sierra Leone Web around 1996

The architect of our online journalism is former peace corps volunteer , Mr. Peter Andersen, also of the Special Court of Sierra Leone , who set up the SIERRA LEONE WEB around 1996 . That was at a time when the only newspaper available to news-starved Sierra Leoneans in the United States and the diaspora was the print PROGRESS Newspaper , published by the Late Fode Kande. Peter Andersen came into the scene at a most crucial time when war had spread all over Sierra Leone and our citizens were itching for news about the safety and security of their relatives , friends, neighbours and associates. His objective and comprehensive news reports about the war and the traumatic 1997 AFRC military coup could not have come at a better time.

The architect of online journalism in Sierra Leone is RPCV Peter Andersen who set up the "Sierra Leone Web" around 1996

More Sierra Leone online newspapers emerge
Published on January 17, 2011 by Cocorioko News No Comments
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By KABS KANU :

Sierra Leone is going places in online journalism. More interesting newspapers have emerged over the past months and COCORIOKO , the newspaper living by the belief and dictim that "THE MORE NEWSPAPERS , THE MERRIER" , is delighted to bring readers the urls of these news outlets. We are glad that our country is impressively forging ahead in Journalism , manifested by the many news outlets that readers have to log in to when the surf the internet .This has led to the glorious situation where a lot of information about Sierra Leone now exists on the internet. For readers to value the emergence of these new newspapers, it is worthwhile to provide a brief history of Sierra Leone's online journalism. We hope those entering the noble profession now will take note and learn how much the veterans sacrificed and suffered to plant the seeds of our country's journalism online .

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The architect of our online journalism is former peace corps volunteer , Mr. Peter Andersen, also of the Special Court of Sierra Leone , who set up the SIERRA LEONE WEB around 1996 . That was at a time when the only newspaper available to news-starved Sierra Leoneans in the United States and the diaspora was the print PROGRESS Newspaper , published by the Late Fode Kande. Peter Andersen came into the scene at a most crucial time when war had spread all over Sierra Leone and our citizens were itching for news about the safety and security of their relatives , friends, neighbours and associates. His objective and comprehensive news reports about the war and the traumatic 1997 AFRC military coup could not have come at a better time.




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