Newspapers Publishers Suspend Their Leader, Set Up Interim Body To Plan Election

PAL Suspended President, Stanley Seakor

The Publishers Association of Liberia (PAL) has with immediate effect has dissolved its current leadership, headed by Mr. Stanley Seakor.

According to a release issued today, the decision was reached at a special called meeting on February 22, 2017, in the meanwhile, the PAL says it set up an interim administration  Team headed by its secretary general, Mr. James G. Kiazolu, leading to a general election of new officers.

Mr. Kiazolu, is also former president of the Press Union of Liberia.

The meeting cited the inefficient management of the association, which up to date, has no article of incorporation, no constitution, and no formal office since the tenure of Mr. Stanley 11 years ago.

The action by the publishers followed series of planned but unsuccessful meetings, to reorganize the publishers association to assume its rightful role in regulating and strengthening the print media in Liberia.

A formal election of new officers of the association will be held before the 2017 general elections in October.

Other members of the administrative team are:

  1. Othello Garblah
  2. Moses Togba
  3. Mohammed Kanneh
  4. Lyndon Ponie
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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.