John Oliver Kollie

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John Kollie "is a senior producer with the Search for Common Ground in Liberia and Liberian correspondent for the English-language service of Radio France. The producer of two radio shows, "One Step Beyond" and "Policy Issues," Mr. Kollie works to create space for Liberians of diverse backgrounds to discuss critical issues relating to the future of their country. He won the Press Union of Liberia's "Investigative Reporter of the Year Award" in 2000 and its "Producer of the Year Award" in 2005. An activist for reconciliatory democracy, Mr. Kollie reported extensively on the misrule of Charles Taylor, an act that cost him his job at a Liberian television station. During his fellowship, he researched the role of the media in promoting peace and good governance in post-conflict settings and worked on a paper documenting his findings." [1]

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  1. 2006–2007 Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellows, NED, accessed September 14, 2007.