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Ruthie Ackerman

Ruthie Ackerman

Ruthie Ackerman is an award-winning journalist focusing on Africa, women and politics. She has special expertise on refugee issues, post-conflict environments, and security and is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute. She is the founder of Ceasefire Liberia (www.ceasefireliberia.com), a blog-bridge for Liberian youth with the mission of promoting citizen journalism and creating a dialogue between Liberians around the world. She was the recipient of a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowship in 2007 for which she produced and directed a short documentary on the rehabilitation of Liberian youth that premiered on Foreign Exchange. Her reporting has been featured in Salon, The Nation, The New York Times, World Policy Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, Fast Company, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Hartford Courant, Women’s Media Center, CSIS Policy Forum, Recessionwire and Women’s eNews.

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Liberian President's Victory Is Marred by Low Turnout and Violence

Liberian President's Victory Is Marred by Low Turnout and Violence

November 11, 2011

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf won by a landslide, according to early results. But will she be able to unite a badly divided nation? More »

Runoff Election Faces Liberian Winner of Peace Prize

Runoff Election Faces Liberian Winner of Peace Prize

October 24, 2011

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has had an impossibly difficult job as president leading Liberia out of civil war. Now she's fighting for enough time to finish her mission. More »

Sirleaf to Seek Second Term

Sirleaf to Seek Second Term

February 11, 2010

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}Liberia’s Difficult Path Toward Reconciliation

Liberia’s Difficult Path Toward Reconciliation

July 23, 2009

Having emerged from a long and violent civil war, President Sirleaf and the people of Liberia try to inch their way toward a just peace, while former president Taylor is on trial for war crimes against the citizens of a neighboring country. More »