Reporter writes Weah: I am baffled by these allegations and verbal attacks

Paye-Layleh’s calls for clarity from the Liberian leader stems from an open accusation made by the President on Thursday, March 23, during a press stakeout with visiting Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Ms. Amina J. Mohammed.

      Dear Your Excellencies, My name is Jonathan Paye-Layleh, the Liberia correspondent of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and The Associated Press news agency. I am a Liberian who has lived at home and worked for the two institutions since 1993 and 1996, respectively.  I write to draw your joint or individual attention, through this open letter, to a situation that involves my safety; and I eagerly look forward to your prompt intervention to save a Liberian life. On Thursday, March 22, 2018  the United Nations  Deputy Secretary General,  Amina J….

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Open Letter to PUL on the Media Climate in Liberia

President Weah were taking questions from reporters in the midst of dignitaries, I asked the visitor if the UN was willing to support efforts in Liberia to set up a war crimes court like it did in Sierra Leone

    Mr. Charles Cuffey President Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) Clay Street, Monrovia Liberia Dear Mr. Cuffy, In these last few weeks the media in Liberia have been challenged in the line of their duties like we’ve seen before under the dictatorships of Samuel Doe in the 1980s and Charles Taylor in the 1990s. What was unique about attacks on the media and journalists over those periods was the threats came directly from the men occupying the highest office in the land. Newspapers and radio stations were accused of…

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Liberia Bans Female Genital Cutting in Triumph For Local Journalism

Though women’s activists had done heroic work to kill the practice, Liberia’s political leaders, including President Sirleaf, avoided the topic.

  Report by Mae Azango & Prue Clarke  Monrovia FPA- President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf left office in January with a tremendous, if overdue, parting gift for the girls of Liberia. During her final hours in office, Africa’s first woman elected head of state signed an executive order abolishing female genital cutting, an ancient practice that is endured by more than half of Liberia’s girls.  The fight is not quite over. Lawmakers have a year to enshrine the ban into law, and it may be many years before the law is…

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