EU Ambassador Visits PUL Leadership – Promises Full cooperation
The Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Liberia, Laurent Delahousse Thursday paid a courtesy visit on the leadership of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) in Monrovia.
The visit is part of series of acquittance meetings the ambassador has embarked on to various media institutions in Liberia.
Ambassador DelaHouse held a fruitful discussion with the leadership of the Union was focused on supporting efforts of the PUL in fostering press freedom, describing the Union as the heart and voice of Journalists in Liberia.
He expressed appreciation for the balance position of the Press Union of Liberia in handling issues involving the media.
The Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Liberia also stressed the importance of adherence to ethical standards in the practice of journalism in Liberia.
Speaking further on matters of free speech and freedom of the press, Ambassador DelaHouse described the situation in Liberia as being better than other countries on the continent despite other challenges being experienced by the Media.
In remarks, The President of the Press Union of Liberia Charles B.Coffey Jr. lauded the European Union for its continued support to the growth and development of the Liberian media.
Mr. Coffey indicated that the EU recently founded media forums and trainings for journalists during the just ended special Senatorial election helped a lot in stabilizing Liberia.
The PUL President also outlined several areas that the Union needs support including transitional justice , Civil education on the decriminalized free laws speech, the extractive industry sector particularly forest governance, the establishment National Media Commission and the training of Journalists among others.