MONROVIA: After over two decades of independent journalism, The ‘Investigative’ INDEPENDENT Newspaper, headed by its veteran Investigative journalist, Sam O. Dean, alias “SOD,” has reaffirmed its commitment to professional journalism.
Publisher Dean said, the paper remains committed to serving as a “Watch Dog’ in the Liberian Nation, especially as the post-conflict country gradually approaches its crucial Presidential and Legislative elections, scheduled for 10, October, 2023.
Speaking yesterday, at program marking the celebration of the paper’s Natal Day at its offices on Johnson Street in Monrovia, Mr. Dean, who is also Vice President of the Publishers Association of Liberia (PAL) advanced recommendations to state managers, aimed at safeguarding the country from potential dangers ahead of the October polls.
Mr. Dean stressed that the paper will not compromise the best interests of Liberia and its peace-loving people and that it will vigorously and professionally investigate crimes, rights violations, and acts of fraud, waste, and abuse, among other vices at all strata of the nation and beyond.
The paper, according to the respected media guru, gallantly stood the tests of time over the years, and remains ever committed to ensuring nothing less than making the Liberia Nation a better place for all citizens and residents.
Publisher Dean, in his Anniversary Message to the Board of Directors, Editorial and other staffs of the paper indicated that the institution will continue to uphold the true tenants of ethical journalism and carry out its responsibilities without any fear or favor.
“We equally have no friends and foes as we remain supportive of this noble cause even with our sweat, blood and tears as we gallantly demonstrated multiple times during the erstwhile dreadful and dictatorial administration of former President Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor and other succeeding regimes who tried unsuccessfully to cow us into submission to their whims and caprices,” he stressed.
The Publisher, among other things, lauded a long chain of media professionals and other personalities who, over the years, dedicated their services to the paper.