Sonnie: In Her Own Words

In Liberia, financial pressures prevent many journalists from properly doing their jobs. Though it’s rarely discussed, it’s widely known that reporters take gifts — bribes — from politicians or others to either bury stories or to write promotional ones.

Sonnie Morris. photo credit: Bonnie Allen

Sonnie Morris, a Liberian radio journalist, earned just $40 a month. As a single mother of two, that salary didn’t cover her family’s needs. Morris at times had chosen her struggle to survive over her passion for journalism. But now she’s learning to do things differently. She tells her story, in her own words.

Click to hear the whole story: