The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA), has presented a laptop computer and two pieces of digital recorders to Liberia’s Best online Television, the Kreative Mindz Television (KMTV) .
ALJA’s Vice President Pewee Baysah who is visiting Liberia from the USA on Thursday presented the items to the media entity and lauded the management and employees for their commitment to telling the untold stories, and properly informing the world about happenings in Liberia on their widely view online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Website).
Mr. Baysah said, the gesture to the entity is part of ALJA’s Media development programs for media institutions in the country.
He said the Media Development Committee of their association is working hard to provide continuous training to Liberian journalists in the country but as a gesture, they have decided to provide equipment to several institutions that are doing extremely well, providing services to the people of Liberia.
“We decided to provide these gadgets, a computer and tape recorders to help speed your process, help make your production better.” He said.
Mr. Baysah a former Broadcaster at the National Radio said, he is aware of the many challenges confronting journalists in the country. “I know what it means to produce programs and all that.”
The expert Liberian journalist Thursday on behalf of ALJA’s National President , Joe Mason and the entire membership of the association, lauded the management and staffs of KMTV for their splendid work they are doing for the people of Liberia.
He stressed that KMTV is adding quality to broadcasting and they have just gone the next step in contemporary broadcasting.
Mr. Baysah said, ALJA has also enjoy a cordial working relationship with KMTV -USA/LIBERIA over the past years, as they have provided coverages free of charge for the association in and out of the country.
“You guys have been there when we needed you, Cyrus McGee who’s your point person in the USA has always come whenever we called on KMTV, which we highly appreciate.”
Receiving the items, KMTV Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Randall P. Jackson, lauded ALJA for the gesture and appreciated their association for always working along with his entity in terms of staff development and providing equipment.
Randall said, the entity needs more support from others, as it has no sponsors and is run by visionary young Liberians with little resources.
He joked that because of the way the entity has set the bar hard for quality production and Internet TV in the country that has made the entity popular and captured several awards, some people have the perception that the entity has good financial backing or the owners are wealthy people.
“Because of how we project KMTV , people see us as people who have lots of money, but that’s not the case; and is just because we reinvest every little thing we have to improve the kind of broadcast quality we’re aiming at.” Mr. Jackson arrived.
Holding tight to his check the computer and recorders, Mr. Jackson said, the gadgets provided will help in the quality of production pointing out that it was timely as the entity is in need of more equipment including computers to produce quality visual works which will truly tell the story in Liberia.
In his closing statement, Mr. Jackson also appreciated ALJA’s President Joe Mason and the entire membership for their effort, saying, the entity remains committed in serving the people of Liberia independently as they have done over the years .
KMTV is Liberia’s best online television network an award captured twice from the mother union of Journalists in Liberia , the Press Union of Liberia.