Liberia’s Information Boss Apologizes For ‘Comments’ Against Journalist

L/R: Journalist Estella Liberty and Information Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe
L/R: Journalist Estella Liberty and Information Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe

The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has received a letter of apology from Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe over comments made to a female journalist.

According to a PUL statement, Mr. Nagbe apologized for comments made against the person of Mrs. Estelle Liberty Kemoh of the Infinity Broadcasting Inc., Power FM/TV, on January 24 at the Capitol Building.

Mr. Nagbe said he regrets his inexcusable conduct which, according to him, was prompted by a cowardly physical and verbal attack meted against him by Lofa County Representative Moses Kollie.

Mr. Nagbe indicated that he holds the media and the work it does in high esteem.

The Liberian Information Minister particularly thanked the husband of journalist Liberty-Kemoh, the management of Infinity, the PUL leadership and the Female Journalists Association for their professional engagement with him on the situation.

Minister Nagbe’s apology is an outcome of a PUL inquest into a compliant the Infinity Broadcasting filed against him.

In another development, the PUL has described as unacceptable the public deportment of journalist Danesius Marteh and Deputy Inspector General of Police, Abraham Kromah during the recently concluded National County Sports Meet.

A PUL probe revealed that Mr. Marteh ignored Police safety regulations instituted at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium during the national games.

But the PUL insists that journalist Marteh disregard for police crowd control measures did not warrant the brutal force meted against the reporter.

The PUL is therefore urging all journalists and police officers to conduct themselves in manners that will bring proud to the state.

LINA

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.