The Launch of UNESCO-IPDC PROJECT
The Press Union of Liberia in collaboration with Center for Media Studies and Peace Building or CEMESP, with support from UNESCO has launched the UNESCO-IPDC PROJECT under the theme: "Strengthening Conflict Sensitivity in Journalism and Social Media towards Supporting Peaceful Elections in Liberia". Speaking at the formal opening was the Regional Director of UNESCO based in Abuja, Nigeria Mr. Yao Ydo, said that elections in any country are key to development and growth of that country. He added that elections must not be taken for granted, because they place the country on the right track.
PUL President Calls for Journalists Professional Standards
The President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Charles B. Coffey is calling on Journalists to be professional in the discharge of their duties, stressing that journalism is a noble profession that requires discipline and Nobel characters. He made the statement at the Paynesville Town Hall on Friday June 16, 2017 during the PUL annual awards program. Addressing journalists at the program, Coffey said the PUL is a noble institution charged with the responsibility to promote peace and create a level of professional in the media landscape.
Dr.Francis Kaikai, Chief of Peace Consolidation of UNMIL used the occasion to call on the leadership of the PUL to decentralize the institution
At the same time, Dr.Francis Kaikai, Chief of Peace Consolidation of UNMIL used the occasion to call on the leadership of the PUL to decentralize the institution to support journalists in the remote part of the country. “The PUL is not only for Monrovia, the PUL should be decentralized in the remote part of the country. Liberia future depends on moving Liberia all together as one country, and not just for those based in Monrovia, but also for those based in the counties “he said.
PUL Concludes 2017 World Press Freedom Day Celebrations/Dishes out several Prices on Awards Night.
The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has concluded celebrations marking the 2017 World Press Freedom Day with its Awards Night, a once a year event under its auspices. Several journalists walked away with various awards after they were announced winners at this year’s Awards Night. The 2017 Awards committee was headed by former manager of the Catholic run media station Radio Veritas, Atty. Ade Wede Kekuleh, and included veteran journalists Jonathan Paylayleh, Blamo Robinson, Isaac Redd, Tete Kanneh, Patmillia Doe Paivey and Atty. Bobby Livingtone.


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At the same time, Dr.Francis Kaikai, Chief of Peace Consolidation of UNMIL used the occasion to call on the leadership of the PUL to decentralize the institution to support journalists in the remote part of the country. “The PUL is not only for Monrovia, the PUL should be decentralized in the remote part of the country. Liberia future depends on moving Liberia all together as one country, and not just for those based in Monrovia, but also for those based in the counties “he said.
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At the Leprosy Rehabilitation Center in Suakoko, Bong County, which has one of the worsening conditions of life in the country, 65 inmates are finding it hard to make ends meet. The clattering atmosphere in this central Liberian region had offered hopes for dozens of people afflicted with contagious skin diseases that cause serious and permanent damage to the body, including loss of finger and nose after they were taken away from their families.
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