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Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe.
Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA- Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe, says the media reform process is a milestone in the media landscape of Liberia.

Minister Nagbe challenged the media to incorporate the tendency of professional and ethical reporting. He said: “The media is more welcoming and accessible to exercise free expression without hinder.”

Minister Nagbe noted: “The proposal to reform the Liberia BroadcastingSystem (LBS) to a Public Broadcaster is necessary to give it a new and more independent role.”

The Information Minister made the statement Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the start of the two-day Media Law Reform Conference in Monrovia.

Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), Ledgerhood Rennie, says government’s commitment to protect the press overwhelms tough media laws in Liberia.

Mr. Rennie said: “Anti-media laws have not hindered the practice of the profession by any means in Liberia.”

The LBS Director -General, however, called for tough laws against the media to be repealed to promote better and professional journalism in the country.

Mr. Rennie wants the National Legislature enact laws that would strengthen the media in Liberia. He said: “The media today is free and protected as compared to the media that was intimidated by the regime on the ground.”

The LBS Director General spoke at the ongoing two-day Media Law Reform Conference in Monrovia.

 


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