RIVER GEE COUNTY-LIBERIA-Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee has described the media relations with the Liberian Government in time past as non-social, and urged both parties to coexist freely in the spirit of patrimony and democracy.
Major Koijee expressed need for mutual respect and collaboration with Government and the press, to promote national development and unity in the Country.
The Mayor then encouraged relevant Government agencies to desist from what he calls ‘lip service’, and take concrete steps to resolve cases of brutality by state security forces.
According to him, doing so will ensure a viable, free and transparent media, as part of the tenets of democracy.
The Monrovia City Mayor spoke Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at a program marking World Press Freedom Day in Fish Town, River Gee County.
Meanwhile, Mayor Koijee has dispelled fear in the media that the global effects of digital siege are seriously affecting Liberia, preventing citizens from having access to available online information.
This year’s World Press Freedom Day centered on journalism under digital siege.
Globally, digital landscape has increased largely since the outbreak of COVID-19.
He said:” “It is Government’s responsibility to ensure access to online services, and that it is globally inescapable; Government will work to ensure such right is protected.”
Mayor Jefferson Koijee said the move has helped greatly in flourishing media freedom in the digital environment.
By: Zechariah Jigbeh