Liberian journalists have been advised against acting as “cheering squads” for politicians, Liberian newspaper Heritage reported.
The call was made during a media ethics conference hosted in part by Liberia’s Press Union. As Gambian journalists were recently advised, the Liberian journalists were warned against reporting propaganda and from the mouth of politicians.
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Liberian journalists were also reminded to report carefully and not sensationalize stories. iMediaEthics wrote last year when the U.S. State Department helped train Liberian journalists in preparation for political elections.