MoCI Press Release |
Two top officials of the Liberian government are urging journalists to guide against tendencies that have the propensity to erode public confidence in the local media.
A Commerce Ministry release named the two government officials as Commerce and Industry Minister, Wilson Tarpeh and Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Eugen Faghon.
Prof. Tarpeh and Mr. Faghon, want journalists go beyond quoting those accusing government officials of wrong doing, but get to the bottom of such assertions through investigative approach.
Prof.Tarpeh and Deputy Minister Faghon, noted that while they have no plans of determining what the press reports, those accusing government officials of wrong must be professionally perused by the media to provide the facts, rather than mere utterances intended to paint a gloomy picture of those in leadership.
The two top government officials noted further that any failure by the media to professionally press those in the habit of accusing national leaders of shortcomings to provide evidence could erode public confidence in the work of Liberian journalists.
The Commerce Ministry release said Prof. Tarpeh and Deputy Minister Faghon, made the observation during the MICAT weekly briefing in Monrovia on Thausdy, September 3, 2020, in Monrovia