Press Union Of Liberia Says It Is Following Voice FM Closure By Court

voice fmThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has said it is closely following circumstances leading to the closure of Voice FM 102.7 MHz upon the orders of the Civil Law Court in Monrovia.

The Union said it is analyzing information available from the various parties to provide further advice and determinations on the matter, according to a release it issued.

It noted that while this case is within the domain of the courts, the Press Union is, however, concerned that the law should not be used to limit public discussions of issues that concern the Liberian people.

As part of this involvement, the PUL is encouraging Voice FM to engage the government within the confines of the Laws of Liberia to ensure that it is urgently returned to the airwaves.

Voice FM was shut down Monday during the airing of its flagship talk show, “the Henry Costa Show” by Sheriffs of the Civil Law Court in Monrovia, acting upon an application made by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority through the Justice Ministry.

The Government alleges the radio station is illegally operating on a frequency earlier owned by the “Liberia Web Radio.”

Voice FM rejects this allegation.

“The Press Union of Liberia is committed to working with all parties to this situation – the Liberian Government, Liberia Web Radio and Voice FM – in finding a workable solution to this impasse speedily,” said the release.

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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.