Press Union of Liberia in collobration with UNDP ends Two Days Training with Journalists in Gbarnga, Bong County.

Gbarnga, Bong County _The Press Union of Liberia in collobration with the United Nations Development program has ended  two days intensive training for journalists on the coverage of covid -19 pandemic.

The training which was held in Gbarnga under the theme, Proper communication the way in fighting coronavirus,, brought journalists together from Bong, Lofa, Nimba, Grand Gedeh,  Maryland, River Gee, and Grand Kru counties respective, the training which was basically focusing on how journalist should report on coronavirus issues and other health matter on their radio stations across the country.

At the end of the two days training the president of the press Union of Liberia Mr Charles B. Coffey jr, admonished journalists to always report health issues on their respective radio stations in their various counties as they return home.

Mr Coffey Stated that journalist should always report the fact especially on the issue of coronavirus in combating COVID_19 out of Liberia.

The PUL president wants journalists to fill in the gap now by creating awareness for community dwellers in preventing themselves from the coronavirus.

Mr Charles B Coffey, jr encouraged participants of the two days training to served as ambassadors in their various communities by  spreading the information about the deadly coronavirus.

He said journalist focus should not just be on reporting political stories, but should always report on happing in the health sector in other to save the country from diseases.

Mr Coffey Stated that if journalists of Liberia keep providing the necessary awareness about  the deadly coronavirus in other to help buttress the government effort on the community radio stations across the country, citizens of the country stand to defeat the virus by combating it.

For their part two participants of the the training extended commandation to the Press Union of Liberia and UNDP for organizing such of unique training for journalists.

Mr .Samuel Kplaiwru and Madam. Esther Natela Scott promised that the knowdgele acquired by them will be used in other to transform the society positively.

The two participants said they as journalists will continue to work in the interest of the masses in the country by providing accuracy, balance, and clear information.

Meanwhile Esther Natela Scott of Smile FM in  Grand Gedeh County also recommended to the Press Union of Liberia to see reason and include more females in the journalism’s field in the rural parts of Liberia.

Madam Scott said most of the media House’s in the rural area have been control by her male counterpart, something she described as unbalanced in the media sector of Liberia.

The female journalist from the South Eastern recommended to stations manger through the Press Union of Liberia to give women the opportunity to serve as news editor, station manger, head of production among other.

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