At  PUL 55th Anniversary In Gbarnga: Deputy Speaker Calls For Readjustment in the  Sector 

At  PUL 55th Anniversary In Gbarnga: Deputy Speaker Calls For Readjustment in the  Sector 

The Deputy Speaker of the 54th National Legislature,  Prince Moye,  has challenged the  Liberian media to readjust if it should progress along with its global counterparts. Deputy Speaker Moye, who served as the keynote speaker at the 55th Anniversary of the Press Union of Liberia(PUL)  also encouraged members of the media to be creative and  innovative especially in the 21st century where competition is high and is most  needed.

He said it is now a troubling time in Liberia,  as such,  it will require all hands on desk to help address some of the challenges facing the country,  and in  this regard,  he pointed out that the media role in this respect is very critical and should be respected.

"We all have to work over time to ensure that things get back on course" he noted. At the same time, the  Bong County Lawmaker  emphasized  the important role journalists play in the fight and elimination of trafficking in person. He used the occasion to call on partners and others to help support the sector with training, equipment, sponsorship among others to ensure that reporters uncover the untold stories mainly on trafficking in person.  

He said it is about time to take the necessary action with the media being the fore soldiers. Moreover,  he cautioned the public not to see the media as their enemies rather a true partner to development. 

On the other hand,  Rep. Moye warned media practitioners to at all times be professional in the discharge of their duties. The media, he observed,  is becoming pluralized,  saying the PUL needs to take action. 

The Union,  of late,  according to the PUL President  Mr. Charles Coffey,  has taken a stance on some unprofessional apples in the sector and has so far named and shame them.  

Coffey  warned that gone are the days where people will see and use the media as nothing, and therefore, he challenged the necessary government functionaries in the sector both regulatory or licensing to take the appropriate action to help save the face of the noble profession.  

He urged media owners to help improve the economic standards of their workers for the betterment of the sector. The PUL boss also hailed  the government for the level of tolerance and freedom of speech and of the press  observed in the sector so far but wants them to do more for the survivability of all.  

Meanwhile, the 55th anniversary of the PUL was held in Gbarnga,  Bong County under the theme: “Strengthening Reporting on trafficking in person, improving media regulation and brought together members of the sector from across Liberia.”

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