- Search Results
 
 
Chief Justice Warns Media Against....
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2015

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia Judge Francis Korkpor

 

 

Chief Justice Warns Media Against Unethical Practices

By Ballah M. Kollie/LINA

MONROVIA, March 10 (LINA) – The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia has warned media institutions against the publication of “outright lies” that erode public confidence in the judiciary and the country’s judicial system.

“While we are making efforts to restore credibility and integrity in the judiciary, a handful of our citizens and some members of the print and electronic media are bent on discrediting our efforts in the name of freedom of speech and of the press,”

Justice Francis Korkpor said.

He said while Article 15of the Constitution provides for free speech and freedom of the media, Article 15(a) however restricts certain aspects of said right.

Korkpor added that Article 15(e) also gives courts the authority to punish violators for acts that offend its dignity.

He lamented the alarming rate of the abuse of free speech and press.

He said the printing of falsehood and airing of invectives by print and electronic media institutions and talk show hosts have the proclivity to create unjustified suspicion and disdain that certainly bring the judiciary into public disrepute.

 “While we welcome criticisms of judicial acts and decisions, what is not permissible is for anyone to abuse constitutional provisions, and let it be clear also that all courts in other jurisdictions have punishing power,” stressed Korkpor at the opening of the March Term of the Supreme Court Monday.

Meanwhile, Justice Korkpor has vowed to institute appropriate penalty against judges and judicial workers involved in acts that undermine the credibility of courts in the country.

LINA

 

latest headlines
CNFA-Liberia& Partners SupportCommercialization of Local Rice
An international NGO, Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture-Liberia (CNFA-Liberia) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IF ...more
Coca-Cola Africa Recommits To WASH Promotion
Coca-Cola Bolstering Africa’s Resilience and Replenish Africa Initiative Programs say more than six million Africans are expected to be reached ...more
Children Forum Craves Justice In Bong
More than 150 children from the 13 administrative districts of Bong County under the umbrella of the Liberian Children Forum have gathered in Gba ...more
PUL To Hold Conflict Sensitive Journalism, Social Media Activists Training
The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has announced that it will hold a two-day Conflict Sensitive Journalism and Social Media Activists Training from ...more
UN Begins Women Confab In Bong
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Liberia is currently conducting four-day Peace Hut Women Strategic Plan ...more
CU Prexy Brown Is 170th Independence Day National Orator
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Dr. Herman Beseah Browne, President of the Cuttington University is the 170th Independence Ann ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency