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EU Envoy Visits PUL Promises Full Cooperation

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MONROVIA: The Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Liberia, accredited to Monrovia, Laurent Delahousse Thursday paid a courtesy visit on the leadership of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) in Monrovia.

The visit is part of series of acquaintance meetings the ambassador has embarked on to various media institutions in Liberia.

Ambassador DelaHouse held a fruitful discussion with the leadership of the Union with focus on supporting efforts of the PUL in fostering press freedom, describing the Union as the heart and voice of Journalists in Liberia.

He expressed appreciation for the balanced position of the Press Union of Liberia in handling issues involving the media.

The Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Liberia also stressed the importance of adherence to ethical standards in the practice of journalism in Liberia.

Speaking further on free speech and freedom of the press, Ambassador DelaHouse described the situation in Liberia as being better than other countries on the continent despite other challenges being experienced by the Media.

In remarks, PUL President, Charles B. Coffey Jr. lauded the European Union for its continued support to the growth and development of the Liberian media.

Mr. Coffey indicated that the EU recently founded media forums and trainings for journalists during the just ended special Senatorial election helped a lot in stabilizing Liberia.

The PUL President also outlined several areas that the Union needs support including transitional justice , Civil education on the decriminalized free laws speech, the extractive industry sector particularly forest governance, the establishment of National Media Commission and the training of Journalists among others.

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