LIBERIA:  Guide Against Negative Tendencies-Journalists Urged

MoCI Press Release |

Ministers Fahngon and Tarpeh

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

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13611 Articles
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.
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