By Eric Gerlay ( Intern)
Days after criminals burglarized the offices of the Press Union of Liberia, the Managing Editor of the FrontPage Africa Newspaper, Rodney Sieh has donated several office equipment.
Mr. Sieh an award winning Liberian journalist who is recognized international provided two laptop computers, economy printer and assorted stationeries to the PUL.
According to Mr. Sieh, the kind gesture is in response to the immense contributions the Union has made over the years in shaping the media landscape and advocating for journalists freedom.
“I heard about what happened, the arm robbery. I understand the Union came under attack, and we been beneficiary of the Press Union, it’s important for us to come to their aid when they have problem.
When I heard about what happened to the Union, I decided to take an initiative on behalf of my Newspaper and donate couple of computers, Printer, and Stationaries.
I know things are difficult in these time of corona, but I think it’s important for us to help one another. The Press plays a very important role in Liberia,” He said.
Journalist Sieh of Front Page Africa online and newspaper lauded the Press Union for standing with him during his trial times .
“The PUL has always stood by us, wen I was in jail, she stood by me and has done so many times. When people who stand by you when you’re in trouble, it’s good to stand by them when they’re in trouble,” Mr. Sieh said .
Receiving the items, Press Union of Liberia Daniel Nyakonah lauded Journalist Sieh for his gesture terming it as timely.
He said the donation will help get the Union back on course to continue its workings to improving the media landscape of Liberia .
“You are the first to come in with help, thank you. We are especially grateful because at least this time around the first help came from within the journalism community, not from outside, this means a lot to the PUL.”
The PUL was Organized on September 30, 1964 as the umbrella organization of Liberian journalists and has been advocating for journalists welfare and free press.