MOMROVIA, LIBERIA (Wholquoi Yeahgar)-A one- day Media Security Dialogue organized by the Liberia National Law Enforcement Association, has ended in Monrovia.
The President of the Organization, Cecil Griffiths, called for the strengthening of Media- Security relations.
Mr. Griffiths lauded the two entities for partnership commitment in the interest of the state and its people.
The gathering was held Friday, January 24, 2020, under the theme: “Issues and Challenges Regarding Media Coverage of Security and Justice Institutions.”
The Media-Security Dialogue was attended by the Ministries of Justice and Defense, Liberia National Police, the Armed Forces of Liberia, and the Press Union of Liberia, among others.
In a related development, the President of the Legislative Press Pool- LEGISPOOL, Wholquoi Yeahgar, wants the media uphold the ethics of the Journalism Profession.
Mr. Yeahgar said:” It is essential to examine journalists’ coverage of the Legislature, providing context and analysis on their work.”
According to him, parliamentary reporting across the world requires sufficient background knowledge to do factual reporting on their proceedings.
He said legislative bodies globally have set rules and must be respected by the media.
The LEGISPOOL President also urged his media colleagues to refrain from partisan reportage in the performance of their professional duties.
In another development, the House of Representatives Thursday, January 24,2020, failed to convene regular session due to lack of quorum.
According to our legislative reporter, six members were present, sixty five absent and two travelled.
Our reporter said House Speaker, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, instructed the Sergeant- At- Arms to further request the presence of other members but to no avail.
Rule 12.1 of the House of Representatives provides that a quorum shall consist of simple majority of the total membership of that august body. The House of Representatives has a membership of 73 elected lawmakers