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MICAT Urges Journalists To Renew Permits
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Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson






MICAT Urges Journalists To Renew Permits

By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, September 30 (LINA) -The Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) has called on journalists in the country to comply with the ministry’s annual permits renewal regulations.

“In accordance with chapter 31.8, D. of Liberia’s new executive law on the Act establishing the Ministry of Information, every journalist operating in the country is required to do an annual renewal of their permit during the second week of January,” Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson said.

Minister Jackson spoke Tuesday at the Ministry of Information daily press conference held in the conference room of the Ministry in Monrovia.

He noted that many journalists were not complying with this mandate, but noted that because the government is interested in promoting  a free press, this directive has not been rigidly enforced.

“Because we believe in the centrality of the free press and that it must be promoted at all times, we have not rigidly enforced this regulation; some media practitioners are taking advantage of government’s modesty and are now ignoring this requirement,” Jackson said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister Jackson has said given the ministry’s responsibility to enforce this regulation, every media practitioner should avoid future embarrassment and comply with the ministry during times of permit renewal.


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