SRSG Zarif meets with officials of the Press Union of Liberia and Liberia Broadcasting System

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1 Feb 2017

SRSG Zarif meets with officials of the Press Union of Liberia and Liberia Broadcasting System

 

1 February 2017, Monrovia - Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Farid Zarif, today reaffirmed the United Nations  commitment to promoting freedom of expression in Liberia.

“UNMIL stands for freedom of the press and strives to ensure that it is maintained. At the same time, media representatives need to demonstrate their commitment to responsible and professional journalism by reporting facts to educate the population, particularly as the country heads towards the general elections,” said SRSG Zarif during a meeting with officials of the Press Union of Liberia.

The SRSG communicated a similar message to the Director-General of the Liberia Broadcasting System, Ledgerhood Julius Rennie during a subsequent meeting.

1 February 2017 - SRSG, Farid Zarif meets the Director General, Liberia Broadcasting System, Ledgerhood Julius Rennie.

1 February 2017 - SRSG, Farid Zarif meets officials of the Press Union of Liberia.