- Search Results
VP Boakai Supports Free Press, Expression
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2017

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai


VP Boakai Supports Free Press, Expression 

Monrovia, February 22 (LINA) -Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has emphasized that he supports freedom of the press and expression in keeping with Article 15 of the Liberian Constitution and the traditional roles of the media in exposing the ills and injustice in society.

He said the good that comes out of the press is more than the bad, warning that if the constitutional and traditional roles of the press are compromised too many people will suffer and that the only way to expect good reports is to do the right thing.

Vice President Boakai was speaking Tuesday on Capitol Hill when he received a four-man delegation of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) headed by its President Charles Coffey.

According to the Vice President, there are many good journalists in Liberia, and called on all those in the practice to continue to uphold the tenets of the noble profession referred to as the Fourth Estate.

Speaking earlier, PUL President Cuffey said they had come to the Office of the Vice President to formally introduce the new team of PUL officials and pointed out that the press is not an enemy to the State.

Mr. Cuffey noted that they have put the proper mechanism into place to hold people accountable and, on the other hand, execute a code of conduct for journalists in the country.

He said they have gone further to also address matters of ethical transgression, pointing out that this was critical to the issue of public confidence, a release from the Office of the Vice President said.

The PUL President told Vice President Boakai that the PUL will conduct series of debates leading to the upcoming Legislative and Presidential elections in October this year, adding that this will help to create a level playing field for all of the candidates in the race to the Executive Mansion and Capitol Building.

Cuffey said this will also allow the Liberian people to know the candidates and to cast their votes from an informed position.

The delegation also included the Vice President of the PUL, Mr. Octavin Williams, Secretary General Daniel Yankonah and Mr. Rodoxon Fayia, who is on the sub-committee of the PUL building project.


latest headlines
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
Justice Youh, 3 Female Judges Attend All-Women Regional Confab In Abuja
An all-female Liberian delegation, comprising an associate justice and three judges, recently attended the International Association of Women Jud ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency