The Press Union of Liberia celebrates 73 years of World Press Freedom Day in Grand Kru County
In a statement issued in Monrovia on Monday, May 3, 2021 in observance of the day, Information Minister Ledgerhood J. Rennie said the Liberian Government, under the leadership of President George M. Weah, reaffirms its commitment to a free, independent and empowered media.
Minister Rennie stated that the press is indispensable to the wholesome-functioning democratic society that the Weah administration aspires to nurture, and continues to create an environment necessary for every journalist to work freely.
He indicated that the government recognizes that the press ought to have a free room to be creative in order to stimulate public debate. Journalists must be allowed to share information unhindered.
“The passing of the late K. Abdullai Kamara Act was intended to achieve this objective” Minister Rennie said .
Information Minister Rennie stressed that this giant stride, which the government took early on, along with other actions, should serve to demonstrate the intent and desire of the Weah administration to free speech and a free and pluralistic media.
He indicated that the government will continue to devote itself to ebbing away at the challenges which pose barriers to newsmen and newswomen.
Minister Rennie said as journalists around the world observe this auspicious occasion, they should bear in mind that they have a partner in the Weah administration upon whom they can rely.