The release further said, the government sees the media as a key player in the democratization of the post-conflict nation, and is, therefore, calling on journalists to carry on their duty in conformity with the best ethical practice. Journalists have a sacred obligation of ensuring that the public receives factual, balanced and accurate information at all times; falling short of this could erode public confidence and undermine the essence of the free press, the release said. Public Policy 

War Crimes Court advocate accuses EPS officer Sewer Briggs of brutalizing him

Staff Report Liberian War Crimes Court advocate, Emmanuel Savice has accused “Seward Briggs [as] one of the rebels assigned with President Weah that tried killing me on the day of the rally. He was the one that stole my money and my cellphone. This guy kicked me in my ears several times.” Mr. Savice said on his Facebook page. “Another name is the Kadaffi guy who is also a former rebel. As we do our investigation, we will bring you their names and pictures. This was forwarded to me by…

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In Liberia, just as in many African countries, it is customary for street vendors to sell food prepared with safe fire-grill or charcoal-pots on various public street side-walks. This has never been considered as a violation of any public or city ordinance. It is in similar light that some protesters outside the capitol building had begun preparing food and snacks, when armed police forcefully disperse the protesters with tear gas and high power water cannons. Several protesters were wounded, including women and children who were bystanders. Op-ed 

The NDC Requests Investigation of Police Brutality Against Peaceful Protestors

Press Release Statement of the NDC on Government Attack of Peaceful Protesters on January 6, 2020 and Monrovia, January 8, 2020 — The National Democratic Coalition of Liberia (NDC), Liberia’s social democratic political formation, is deeply concerned about the excessive use of force by the Liberian National Police on peaceful protesters on January 6, 2020. In this regard, the NDC strongly condemns the unprovoked attack on unarmed peaceful protesters during the January 6th National Demonstration against the massive corruption and economic hardship instituted by President George Weah’s government. This brutal…

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