Aid workers and internally displaced people (IDPs) were forced to flee Bopolu camp on Friday after fresh fighting erupted in northwestern Liberia, humanitarian sources told IRIN on Tuesday. Diplomats in the capital Monrovia as well told IRIN that the situation in the north and northwest of the country had "worsened" since Friday.

Over the past few months, columnist Colbert King of the Washington Post had used his columns to expose Christian Broadcast Network head Pat Robertson's gold mine quest and relationship with President Charles Taylor.

Liberia's leading independent newspaper, The NEWS, has been summarily closed by the government for the second time this year, on the grounds that it has not paid its taxes. The chairman of the newspaper has been taken in for questioning.

After a prolonged silence for nearly three years, the official publication of the Press Union of Liberia is back on the newsstand. MEDIA LINE, a monthly publication, is intended to keep our members, supporters and friends abreast of what goes on in the world of Liberian journalism - it's about journalists, about the good, the bad and the ugly things as they affect our job.

The United Nations Security Council must enforce the international arms embargo on Liberia, Human Rights Watch said today.