Global Witness, an international anti-corruption organization, has condemned the recent arrest of Frontpage Africa staff and the newspaper’s subsequent closure.
President George Weah has met with some media executives and officials of the Press Union of Liberia, amid growing concerns over press freedom in the country.
The president of the Press Union of Liberia, Charles B. Coffey, has said that the Press Union would not accept any efforts to reverse the gains in press freedom over the last 12 years.
FrontPage Africa, Liberia’s largest daily newspaper, had its offices closed on Monday, April 9 due to orders from a civil court in Monrovia.
With just a little over one month ahead of the October presidential and legislative elections, a seemingly fake poll has been circulating in the media, with FrontPage Africa and Facebook serving as the main channels through which it is spread.
According to a Frontpage Africa’s article, while 34 out of 38 members of the House of Representatives voted in favor of granting a national counterproductive tax break to a Lebanese business, some senators have rejected the president’s request to grant such an unpatriotic tax incentive to her foreign crony.
Mohammed Ali, Unity Party’s assistant national secretary general for press, publicity, and outreach has trashed FrontPage Africa’s ongoing coverage of the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl involving Grand Gedeh Representative Morais T. Waylee.
Nimba citizens based in the United States have rejected claims that they have recommended Voffee Saye Jabateh to be a possible running mate or vice presidential candidate to Unity Party’s Standard Bearer, Joseph Boakai.