MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberian Government has warned media institutions to continue to continue promoting the culture of peace and unity, as the nation prepares for the Presidential Run-Off Election on Tuesday, November 14.
In a statement issued on Monday, November 6, 2023, Information Minister, Ledgerhood Rennie, cautioned the media to avoid anti-peace messages on their platforms, including threats of war, which he says has become the practice e of some politicians to bolster the chances in the electoral process.
Minister Rennie said:” It is incumbent upon the media, as one of the pillars of democracy, to promote peace at all times while upholding the ethics of quality journalism.”
The Liberian Government Chief Spokesman also wants the Liberian media to focus its attention on policy issues being pushed by the parties and political contenders instead of hate messages.
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) Boss also called on the media to avoid the temptation of disseminating fake news and disinformation that often originate from social media platforms and create panic in the public, leading to violence or the loss of lives.