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Liberia Broadcasting System seeks to further partnership with BBC

Ledgerhood Rennie/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
The Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS)
The Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS)

LONDON, ENGLAND-The Liberian Broadcasting System (LBS) Chairman and Director General have been meeting with Senior British Broadcasting Cooperation Editorial and Business Management Leaders in London to explore the possibility of furthering the existing partnership between the two Broadcast Houses.

At the meeting with Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe and LBS Ledgerhood Reenie, the BBC expressed Keen interest in further assisting the LBS with Technical Expertise when the System begins the process of digitizing its media outlets.

This is in addition to a new batch of broadcasting equipment the BBC is currently installing at the LBS to bolster the system’s media platforms to rebroadcast BBC radio and television programs out of its multi-media Broadcasting House in London.

Minister Nagbe thanked Steve Martin, BBC Business manager for Africa, and Solomon Mugera, BBC World Service Editor, and urged further cooperation between the two entities.

According to a dispatch from London, there are also on-going discussions between the two broadcasters for the setting up of another BBC 24hrs rebroadcasting system in Gbarnga – on the broadcast premises of LBS.

The dispatch said LBS is also seeking to get its journalism and media staffs to benefit from BBC top-notch broadcasting training among others.

Earlier, Minister Nagbe and Director General Rennie were talking on an hour long tour of the new BBC multi-media Broadcasting House.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Eugene Nagbe has assured the BBC Editorial team that the Liberian Government has no qualms with journalist Paylayleh and any other journalist exercising their reportorial duties in the Country.

He told the BBC Editorial Management Team for Africa that President George Manneh Weah, in furtherance of the creation of an even freer media environment, has resubmitted a law for enactment that seeks to decriminalize media reporting offenses.

Minister Nagbe said:” As a matter of bringing the Paylayleh saga to closure as asked by the BBC, the Government is willing to meet with Mr. Paye- Layleh to assure him that he is free to go about his reportorial duties without fearing any kind of reprisals.”

Minister Nagbe was speaking in London on Monday, June 11, 2018, where he and LBS Director General Ledgerhood Rennie have been holding discussions with the BBC aimed at strengthening partnership with the Liberia Broadcasting System.

The dispatch said LBS is also seeking to get its journalism and media staffs to benefit from BBC top-notch broadcasting training among others.
 

 


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