LIBERIA: Press Union Suspends 3 Journalists

The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has suspended the membership of three journalists for disrupting normal working activities at the headquarters of the union.

A PUL release identified those suspended as Richard Manuba, Molly Trojan Kiazolu, and Sally Gaye.

They “flagrantly disregarded” the intervention of the PUL President Abdullai Kamara in calming tension during the Congress of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) and resorted to physical disruption of both SWAL Congress and PUL work activities.

The union described the act as an “ugly display of hooliganism” by individuals who are expected to act in keeping with the laws of the Republic of Liberia, global norms, the ethics of journalism and respect for humanity.

The release indicated that the disturbances of Wednesday, January 13, violate several sections of the Code of Conduct relative to the practice of journalism in Liberia, which requires journalists to express their disagreements on issues civilly at all times.

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