The Deputy Speaker of the 54th National Legislature Prince Moye has challenged Liberian media to readjust if it should progress along with its global counterparts.
Deputy Speaker Moye who served as the keynote speaker at the 55th Anniversary of the Press Union of Liberia also encouraged members of the media to be creative and innovative especially in the 21st century where competition is high and is most needed.
He said it is now a troubling time in Liberia as such it will require all hands on desk to help address some of the challenges facing the Country and in such regard he pointed out that the media role in this respect is very critical and should be respected.
“We all have to work over time to ensure that things get back on course” he noted.
The Bong County Lawmaker at the same time emphasis the important role journalists play in the fight and elimination of trafficking in person.
He used the occasion to call on partners and others to help support the sector with training, equipment,sponsorship among others to ensure that reporters uncover the untold stories mainly on trafficking in person.
He said it is about time to take the necessary action with the media been the fore soldiers.
Moreover he cautioned the public not to see the media as their enemies rather a true partner to development.
However, Mr. Moye warned media practitioners to at all times be professional in the discharged of their duties.
The media he observed is becoming pluralized, this he added the PUL needs to take action.
The Union of late according to the PUL President Charles Coffey has taken a stand on some unprofessional apples in the sector and has so far named and shame them.
Mr. Coffey said gone are the days where people will see and use the media as nothing as such he challenged the necessary government functionaries in the sector both regulatory or licencing to take the appropriate action to help save the face of the noble profession.
He urged media owners to help improve the economic standards of their workers for the betterment of the sector.
The PUL boss also hail the government for the level of tolerance and freedom of speech and of the pres observed in the sector so far but wants them to do more for the survivability of all.
The 55th anniversary of the PUL was held in Gbarnga Bong County under the theme: Strengthening Reporting on trafficking in person, improving media regulation and brought together members of the sector from across Liberia.