Liberia Press Union Plans To Begin Building Headquarters In 2016

By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe MONROVIA, October13 (LINA) – The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) will begin construction of the Union’s headquarters early next year, PUL President Abdullai Kamara has disclosed. He indicated that with or without the yet to be accounted for US$100,000 President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf donated to the project about six years ago, work will kick off in 2016 based on the commitment of the membership. The president’s donation has been wrapped in controversy over contractual matters, leading to court action involving two past PUL administrations. In an…

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Liberia’s Media Still Threatened by Unjust Laws!

By K. Abdullai  Kamara   When the veteran Stanton Peabody and his colleagues organized the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) back in 1964, their challenge then was to ensure that journalists were not jailed for reporting and discussing events of the day. We agree with them, that is why we have maintained this organization across these years. And of course, the challenges of those years have simply gotten worse. Laws that criminalized discussing government are still threatening today, as they were then. Contempt charges by the courts and the legislature…

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