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PUL Mourns Journalist Taweh’s Death
Date Uploaded: May 08, 2015

 PUL President K. Abdullai Kamara 



PUL Mourns Journalist Taweh’s Death

MONROVIA, May 7 (LINA) - The Press Union of Liberia has described the death of journalist John Gbelley Taweh as “a painful blow” to the media community during a period marking World Press Freedom Day.

The Union and its members were shocked when the death news of Journalist Taweh hit Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh County, where dozens of Liberian journalists had gathered to celebrate Word Press Freedom Day.

“It is shocking to hear the death news of one of our oldest professional colleagues,” PUL President K. Abdullai Kamara said in a statement issued in Monrovia.

“Taweh was an example of the kind of professional journalist we want to see in our country, and his departing is painful,” he added.

Kamara said the Taweh’s death is painful because it comes at a period when all journalists should be standing for freedom, but “unfortunately, he was never freed from a protracted illness.”

Family members said Journalist Taweh died at his residence in Gardnersville on Saturday, May 2, after a protracted illness, only four months after the PUL had paid him and other ailing journalists a visit.

Taweh, a German-trained journalist who accumulated more than 30 years of experience in active journalism in Liberia, worked at the Liberia News Agency, Talking Drum Studio, Mercy Corps Rural Communications Project as well as the London-based West Africa Magazine.

Mr. Taweh’s remains have been deposited at the AB Anderson Funeral Home as his family and former colleagues prepare for his burial, while the PUL will open a book of condolence in coming days.


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