The Analog Blogger of Liberia

In a country where most of the population is unable to afford a thirty-cent newspaper and Internet service is something akin to having a pet unicorn, it’s easy to imagine that the news available to the masses is more than a little bit skewed by government control. That’s why Alfred Sirleaf, of the capitol city Monrovia, has been curating Daily Talk since 2000. Daily Talk is a centrally-located chalkboard covered in news, free of charge, for the masses.

Each morning, at 10:45 AM, Alfred Sirleaf heads down to his bulletin board to post the day’s news, culling together a slate of stories his countrymen might otherwise never see. Grateful readers line up in droves, on foot and in cars, to read these updates, in what has been described as the country’s—and most likely the world’s—only analog blog.

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