Best Project Expands Liberia's National Dialogue

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Mobile Story Exchange System interactive computer

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A project led by International Affairs and Interactive Computing Professor Michael Best and Monrovia-based project manager John Etherton, a Computing alumnus, provides technology to give more Liberians a voice in the country's Truth and Reconciliation process after a devastating civil war.

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A project led by International Affairs and Interactive Computing Professor Michael Best and Monrovia-based project manager John Etherton, a Computing alumnus, provides technology to give more Liberians a voice in the country's Truth and Reconciliation process after a devastating civil war.

The Mobile Story Exchange System (MOSES) is an interactive computer video system developed mostly for non-literate users in rural areas. The system allows people to record videos of themselves sharing their views and experiences of the conflict. It also helps inform people about the work of the TRC by enabling them to watch ongoing hearings. Liberia, once one of the richest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, is now the second poorest country in the world, after 14 years of civil war left the country in ruins.

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Liberia, Michael Best, MOSES, Truth and Reconciliation
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  • Created By: Rebecca Keane
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  • Created On: Apr 15, 2009 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:02pm