At Editor’s Forum In Buchanan Community Radio Stations Journalists Tutored On Data Privacy And Protection

The Publication Association of Liberia (PAL) in collaboration with Press Union of Liberia (PUL) with support from the Liberia Media Initiative (LMI), Co-Financed by the European Union (EU) held on Friday in the city of Buchanan the Editor’s Forum aimed reviewing and validating of draft media self-regulation on personal data privacy and protection.

The one day discussion brought together nine 13 journalists from Rivecess, Cape Mount, Bomi, and Grand Bassa Counties with focus of getting basic information regarding data privacy and protection.

The Vice President of the Press Union of Liberia, Daniel Nyakonah in the opening statement urged journalists at the gathering to be focused in acquiring knowledge in the discussion, while earlier the proxy of the Buchanan City Mayor, Moses Haynes, Deacon Sayor W. Emerson expressed thanks to the sponsors of the one day gathering, and further urged participants to be more involve in the aquisition of professional knowledge.

Given the overview of the forum, the President of the Publishers Association of Liberia, Othello B. Garblah, said the journey of the Editor’s Forum began on July 23, 2021, when PAL held the first in a series of five Editor’s Forum across the country, he noted that it is in this backdrop that PAL in collaboration with the PUL with support from LMI, Co-Financed by the EU have organized these series aimed at reviewing ethical practices within the Liberia Media.

For his part, the lead facilitator at the gathering, Attorney Lamii Kpargoi tutored participants the importance of Personal Data Privacy and Protection, and further spoke on the over of the draft standalone Legislation on personal data privacy and protection for Liberia.
At the end of the forum, participants appeared overwhelmed of the forum, and happily expressed thanks to the organizers, looking forward for another in the future.

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