PUL Decries Attack On Two Liberian Journalists

PUL President, Charles B. Coffey, Jr.

The Press Union of Liberia has described the attacks against two Journalists covering the electoral process in Lofa County by state securities as malicious and a violation of their fundamental rights.

Journalists Emmanuel Kollie of ELBC and Amos Korzawu of Fortune TV were reported beaten by officers of the Liberia National Police in Foya right before the Police Station while carrying out their reportorial duties.

The Journalists told the PUL that they were assaulted, intimidated and flogged while specifically covering a clashes between a Pro UP and CDC supporters in Foya district on Wednesday June 29, 2022.

According to them they cannot identify any of the police officers involve as a result of the pressure they were put under during the discharge of their duties.

The Journalists told the Union that their lives were under threat after the officer pointed guns directly at them despite displaying their identities but the riot officer who were unreasonable in beating them.

Meanwhile, the Press Union of Liberia is calling on the Liberia National \police to speedily launch an investigation into the situation and punish those liable for the brutal action against the Journalists.


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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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