The Press Union of Liberia has rejected a new set of press passes printed by the government for journalists across the country to use to move around freely during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
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.
The Press Union of Liberia has called upon authorities of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority to retain its current annual FM regulatory policy, instead of hastily introducing a new five-year regime.
In the latest development in the testy Press Union of Liberia elections, aggrieved members of the group have withdrawn a complaint filed before the Civil Law Court, paving the way for a final resolution of the crisis surrounding the unionâ€™s elections.
The judge of the Civil Law Court B, Roland Dahn, has ordered lifted the injunction placed upon the Press Union of Liberiaâ€™s previously scheduled election, which failed to take place on Saturday, Nov. 9.
The Civil Law Court of Monrovia on Saturday placed a preliminary injunction on the leadership election of the Press Union of Liberia.
The Press Union of Liberia hurriedly announced the start of its elective congress on Thursday, amid signs that the congress may suffer from a court injunction.
The National Media Council of Liberia has requested to meet with the Press Union of Liberiaâ€™s disqualified presidential candidate, Facia Harris, and members of the unionâ€™s elections committee for a hearing.