About Us

The Liberia Media for Democratic Initiatives (LMDI) was established in October 2011 and registered during the same period with the Liberian Government.  Its mission is to achieve good governance and general peaceful co-existence through media related programs and outreach.  LMDI regards building the post conflict fragile peace and the development of the media in Liberia as a key impetus to sustaining Liberia’s emerging democracy. The LMDI is a revision  of the LMI established in 2007.
LMDI aims to achieve this through media sensitization, media empowerment through training and workshops for media practitioners, outreach on peace-building and national reconciliation, and awareness on key development issues, pillars and governance.
The LMDI rises out of the vision of the formation of  the Liberia Media Initiative for Peace Democracy and Development (LMI), its founder John O. Kollie being the bearer. The LMDI brings a new dimension to   learning curves with its core staff having worked for more than two years creating a space for discussions around Liberia’s democracy, governance, peace and Development.
LMDI’s principal tools, Media and Community Outreach work hand-in-hand in Liberia.  Informed by issue mapping, surveying, and other research techniques, The LMDI scans for potential media development, Democracy conflict issues flashpoints and intentionally engages around these themes to foster dialogue and a constructive search for solutions while reducing tensions and rhetoric.  Issues introduced through the media are addressed in depth through community-level engagement, and community-driven activities and are given attention through media coverage and outreach.  These integrated, synergistic approaches enable LMI to achieve a breadth and depth of impact that would not be possible working at one level—national or local—alone.
LMI is working towards an overall goal achieving democratic governance through people’s inclusion to consolidate peace in Liberia. The LMI at the moment runs five active radio and outreach programs all based on themes around democracy, and governance,  peace building and development.
The LMDI rises out of the vision of the formation of the Liberia Media Initiative for Peace Democracy and Development (LMI), its founder John O. Kollie being the bearer. The LMDI brings a new dimension to   learning curves with its core staff having worked for more than two years creating a space for discussions around Liberia’s democracy, governance, peace and Development.
LMDI was founded by journalist John O. Kollie along with other tenured Liberian media practitioners, and currently employs 15 permanent and non-permanent staff.

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