Press Union calls on media owners to put their staff safety first…..

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) is urging media owners to prioritize the safety of their staff during the ongoing health crisis.

Like health workers, the PUL said journalists are also exposed to Covid-19 in the discharge of their reportorial duties.

Press Union of Liberia President, Charles Coffey, was speaking on Thursday, July 1, 2021, in an ELBC interview.

Mr. Coffey said:” While the Union is prevailing on media owners to prioritize the safety of their employees, reporters themselves must also take precaution against the threat of the virus.”

Meanwhile, the PUL President has called for calm in the case involving the alleged brutality against reporters Hannah Geterminah of Daily Observer Newspaper, and Trojan Kiazolu of Fabric Radio, by a metro police officer.

Mr. Coffey said:” The Union would work closely with the two reporters to take the matter to court if the case, currently before the Professional Standard Division of the LNP, is not fairly investigated.”

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