PUL Acting President Welcome ‘Re-branding Of Media Council’

Press Union of Liberia Vice President, Mr. Octavin T. Williams

The Council The Acting President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Octavin Williams has welcomed the re-branding of the National Media Council, with strong confidence from some aggrieved members of Legislative Press Poll (LEGISPOL).

Mr. Octavin Williams said the courage by journalists Austin Kawah and Abraham Morris to have complained some members of the Liberian Senate on accounts of alleged insults sets a new precedence and separates the functions of lawmakers and the National Media Council.

Mr. Williams said the case, which is expected to get underway, will open a new opportunity for self-watch of brutality, intimidation and unethical actions between some members of the public and media workers.

The Acting PUL President believes the successful and professional conduct of the investigation by the Media Council will set the record straight and put to rest the matter instead of shieling individuals who could have been linked to the commission of the controversy.

Mr. Williams wants members of the National Media Council to critically examine the substance of the case; especially the intent of the President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate to set up a G\government probe outside of the National Media Council, something he said was clearly intended to undermine the establishment of the Council.

The Acting Press Union President encourages the respectable members of the National Media Council to summon all parties linked to the alleged insult case of the journalists including Senator Yonblee Karnga-Lawrence, who is at the center point of the complaint, the press release issued by Mr. Williams concluded.

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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.