As Liberian media outlets enter a standoff with the government over passes issued to journalists to move around freely during the lockdown, the U.S. assistant secretary for Africa, Tibor Nagy, has warned governments against using the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to suppress media outlets.
Deputy Information Minister Eugene Fahngon who was suspended by President George Weah for making divisive comments on social media has been reinstated with immediate effect.
On Unification Day, President George Weah summoned the organizers of the June 7 protest for a dialogue where he had hoped they would provide their demands to him, ostensibly, to ensure that the government could meet some of the demands in time to avoid the protest.
President George Weah has issued an executive memorandum prohibiting officials in the executive from making public comments on national policy issues without seeking the authorization of the appropriate authorities.
Liberiaâ€™s information minister, Eugene Nagbe, has apologized to the Press Union of Liberia for his recent derogatory comments against the journalism umbrella organization.
The Liberian government has announced the immediate reopening of the rape case involving ten underage girls at More Than Me Academy in 2014.
The House of Representatives has unanimously cast a vote of no confidence in the deputy information minister for public affairs and declared him as â€œnongovernmental material.â€
Lamii Kpargoi, a media lawyer, says that it is not an offense to photograph a public official once it is done in a public space.