The Press Union of Liberia is viewing litigation guilty the harshness of the safety forces

Christopher C. Walker, Head of Sports at FrontPageAfrica, is mistreated by Liberia National Police officers while reporting on 2019 National County Meet at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex

MONROVIA – Speaking at the annual rally by Liberian journalists in Monrovia to abhor the brutalization of media practitioners, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) says litigation is the best reprimand for the harshness of the security forces.

On Thursday March 11, 2020, Liberian journalists led by the Press Union of Liberia demonstrated the main streets of Monrovia to alert national government, civil society and the international community to the brutality of the security forces against the media in Liberia .

The PUL claims that in the future all attacks on journalists will be analyzed to determine whether a possible legal action is warranted on a case-by-case basis.

This latest decision by the Press Union of Liberia is in response to the incomplete work of the Laurence K. Bropleh Committee formed by President George Weah to investigate brutalities against journalists. No report from the Bropleh Committee has ever been seen publicly or communicated with the journalist community.

The West African Journalists Association (WAJA), Peter Quaqua and Loretta Pope Kai, National Council of Civil Society of Liberia, appointed a member of the committee named Dr. Bropleh for bleakly handling the investigation commissioned by the President of Liberia, and the couple subsequently resigned.

One of the attacks was the flogging of the honored journalist Zenu Miller by agents of the Executive Protection Service (EPS). Miller was hospitalized shortly after the incident. His family said Miller died of high blood pressure and stroke. Another journalist, Salam Kaloko of Maggie Online TV, was attacked by an EPS agent while covering a protest by lawyers at the War and Economic Crime Court. Kaloko was beaten; His camera, cash, phone, and other radios were forcibly taken away.

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