The Press Union of Liberia has lifted the suspension it placed on the Congress of the Legislative Press Pool. The Union’s action comes after it facilitated a conference which helped to broker peace amongst rival sects of LEGISPOL.
According to a Press Union Statement, the Leaders of LEGISPOL are to announce a new venue for the Journalists Network Congress by selecting from the options of Kakata and Tubmanburg. Preparations for the LEGISPOL Congress will be closely supervised by the Press Union of Liberia. Press Union of Liberia President Charles B. Coffey, Jr. cautioned the reporters not to lose their respective qualities of journalism to petty wrangling which has the power to dissuade them from serving the greater good of the public. The Legislative Journalists Network’s Congress was recently suspended by the Press Union of Liberia after accredited reporters at the Capitol Building disagreements on the administration of their Network turned ugly. But the Press Union insists that journalists acting outside of the standards of the profession will be reprimanded in keeping with the Code of Conduct for Liberian Journalists. Meanwhile, the PUL is admonishing journalists to report the news and as well separate opinions from the news/facts. Facts, the Union stressed, must be checked in the age where communication/information manipulations are increasing in the prime interest of the highest bidder.