UN Radio is playing a radio play in Liberian English called “Jackie’s Adventure” right now. The characters are in the military, and there’s a competition between squadrons to climb a wall for a five gallons of ice cream. The commander character has an American accent, which makes sense because there are US trainers here now. Jackie Gibson is a savvy and headstrong woman, confident and encouraging to her male counterparts. She helps a guy finish the race who was stuck, even at the cost of coming in second herself. Theme song: “She’s a lady/a woman soldier/with no illusions/I’m ready to serve my country.”
Will put together a survey of the media here soon. I have seen some 6 different newspapers so far. They are crazy hard on the Iron Lady already! I heard a short message from her yesterday on what must have been state radio, and I don't want to take sides or anything, but she was saying some pretty inspiring things about how to reconcile the divisions in society, supporting the truth and reconciliation process that's just now unfolding.