Ken Harper

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Assistant Professor
Syracuse University

Ken Harper started his professional career as a designer at Sun Publications in Chicago. Harper went on to join the features design staff at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, where he began his transition to new media design. Harper decided on a digital vagabond lifestyle, traveling around the country by motorcycle, designing on a freelance basis through his own company, IronCladImages.com. He has worked as a multimedia designer and producer for MSNBC.com, New York Life, Bausch & Lomb and various non-profit organizations including the United Nations, ElectronicIntifada.net and Aidchild.

Harper served as an interactive producer and designer at RockyMountainNews.com in Denver, Colorado, before becoming as Assistant Professor of Multimedia Photography and Design at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where his main interest of research and creative work is Liberia.

On Music by Nasseman and Takun-J

[Read more...]

First Day of Training images

casino wp-image-1086" title="together-liberia-Stefan-Dunbar-1" src="http://togetherliberia.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/together-liberia-Stefan-Dunbar-1.jpg" alt="" width="960" height="640" /> … [Read more...]

Takun J the Hip-Co King

best online casino … [Read more...]

Web design Training

best online casino … [Read more...]

Soundbooth Backstage

[Read more...]

On Fine Art Soundbooth

Artistic blacksmith Manfred Zbrzezny and woodcarver Anthony Sartuh discuss what it means to be an "artist", how to promote art in Liberia, artists" responsibility to society, their favorite artistic pieces, and the sacrifices casino artists must make. For more information on "arms to art" please visit  Manfred"s website.     … [Read more...]

Project Websites Created

  Nasseman.com - Rabbie Nassrallah Rabbie Nassrallah, aka Nasseman, hails from Liberia on the West African coast. Born in 1979 to a Lebanese father and Liberian mother, Rabbie grew up in Liberia’s bustling capital, Monrovia. As a young man, he witnessed the devastation of Liberia’s 1989 – 2003 civil war, a period which helped to shape his strong sense of social justice. Rabbie began performing when he was eleven, and rose to prominence in 2005 with the hit “Till We Meet Again”, written … [Read more...]

Web Designers of Liberia

[Read more...]

On Music Soundbooth

For more information on on best online casino Rabbie and TakunJ  please visit TakunJ.com and Nasseman.com. … [Read more...]

Rocking The Web at the Ushahidi iLab Liberia

  We're at Ushahidi iLab in Monrovia Liberia conducting training on how to update their fresh new sites, they are crafting their very first posts as I type! Here with me are Rabbie Nass, Kindness Nehwon, Arkie J. Tarr, Clarence Nah, Maik Schadler, Manfred Zbrzezny, Takun J, Nora Rahimian, Ansu Kromah and Joseph C. Weah Jr. Sites we're working … [Read more...]

Liberian Golden Image Awards

  Last Tuesday Rabbie and Ja-Rock, our guides to all things cultural, took us along as they performed at the nomination ceremony for Liberia’s first annual Golden Image Awards. The awards are designed to showcase those who have contributed to the post-conflict growth of peace and arts. Accompanying the nomination ceremony was a small art fair, which, aside from our friends’ performance of course, was one of the highlights of the day. It is difficult on a visit to Monrovia to find … [Read more...]

Reach Out and Touch Faith

  Rewind back to 1987 for a second. The clip-clopping beat in the background is Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus and I was very deeply rooted in my Pentecostal faith at First Assembly of God in Ft.Wayne, Ind. My weekends were filled with dancing at the Seventh Level nightclub, bible in hand , and of course two or three church services. The furthest my mind drifted was to bible college in Minneapolis MN, where I was to be trained as an Assembly of God youth minister.  Yes people, me, a … [Read more...]

Together Liberia on UNMIL Radio

Together Liberia on UNMIL Radio by Together Liberia Trainers and participants were invited to speak on the United Nations In Liberia's (UNMIL) radio program Front page to discuss their experiences durning the training and thoughts on the state of the Liberian media. Project director Ken Harper, trainers Steve Davis and Bruce Strong were joined by participants Kindness Nehwon and Clarence Nah. … [Read more...]

Impressions

“To just have that initial interaction, to get a feel for the life and the warmth and kindness that I saw. You know initially there was this apprehension to let us photograph them, but once we spent a nbso online casino reviews little bit of time with them, there was this really incredible spirit that they had…” – Sung Park, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication … [Read more...]

Video Vignettes from Liberia

Here are some short video pieces cut together from footage of our first few days in Liberia, taken in different spots we explored around Monrovia - our home guesthouse, a fancy hotel overlooking the ocean, and the beach lining the Sophie neighborhood in Congo town. Hopefully they give you a few tastes of some of the things, both good and bad, that we"ve been witnessing on our trip thus far.   The Compound Luyken Guesthouse is located in Congo Town, a neighborhood on the Southeastern … [Read more...]

Together Liberia on Truth FM, The Leading Lady

Together Liberia on Truth FM, The Leading Lady by Together Liberia   Believe in yourself. Don’t be bitter. Don’t be negative. You can do it. From 10:15 to 11 every Friday night from a studio in downtown Monrovia, “The Leading Lady” on Truth FM 96.1 talks Liberians into believing in themselves — and, she hopes, out of their feelings of despair. Matenneh-Rose Dunbar may not be a psychologist, but she sounds like one on the air. All of Liberia is her therapist’s couch. Her … [Read more...]

Hope, Bit by Bit

Smiles, more smiles than before, that"s what was passing by as we drove into Congo Town Liberia. A hard life hardens the sweetest face and lack of hope keeps it there but things are changing, bit by bit, for the better. You know, I keep coming back to hope. This, as you can imagine, is a slippery commodity, shifting from individual to individual, circumstance to circumstance, let alone a whole nation. What do I know, an American coming along every now and then. I don"t care, I choose to see … [Read more...]

Together We’ll Tell Stories

Imagine a democracy where every citizen had his or her voice heard and that leaders had a place to go whenever they wanted to know what the people were thinking. Well such a place rarely exists and the citizens of Liberia have only recently begun to demand a seat at the table of decision making regarding the issues that most affect their lives. Together Liberia is all about letting the people tell their own stories and empowering Liberian journalists to uncover and report on the issues of the … [Read more...]