February 22, 2024


PUL releases World Press Freedom Day and Vetting Committees

( Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Monrovia- Monday), The Press Union of Liberia has named its preparatory and vetting Committees for this year’s World Press Freedom Day Celebration in River Gee and Monrovia respectively.
According to a release, the 2022 World Press Freedom Day celebration will be held in River Gee County while the Award ceremony will take in Montserrado County.
The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 each year as World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness on the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duties to respect and uphold the rights to freedom of expressions as enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In Liberia, the Union joins the global journalism community in carrying programs tied towards the celebration of the day.
During the celebration, the Journalism Community in Liberia will increase its attention on the People of River Gee County, its socioeconomic and political activities as well as problems confronting the region.
Those appointed to the 2022 World Press Freedom Day Preparatory Committee are as follows:
• Olive Stevenson- Chairperson
• Bobby Allison- Co-Chairperson
• Timothy Seacklon- Secretary
• Hellen Nah- Member
• Elwood Dennis – Member
• Jerome Toe – Member
• Patience Koromah-Member
• Frank Martin-Member
• Samuel Doe-Member
• Aryee Davis- Member
• Julu Johnson-Member
• PUL EX-Officio
In addition, the Press Union of Liberia has also constituted an on the ground organizing Committee charged with the responsibility to work with the Monrovia-based preparatory team. Those named are:
• George Kayee- Chairman
• David CPS Bardy
• Esther B. Chegbo
• P. Mark Collins
• Kendrick Teaweh Reuben
• Prince D. Copeland
• Uriah Solo Lewis EX-Officio
Meanwhile, the Union has also appointed the following to the Awards Vetting Committee:
• Nathan Bangu- Chairman
• Carolyn Myers- Zoduah-Co Chair
• Atty. Al-Varney Rogers- Secretary General
• Robert J. Clarke Jr.
• Internews
• Tiah Domah
• Mandy Dagold
• PUL EX-Officio
Moreover, PUL’s President Charles Coffey has urged the committees to work assiduously to make this observance of World Press Freedom Day in River Gee County a success.

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