A youth Activist in Nimba County is urging community radio journalists in the county to remain neutral in the performance of their duties, which according to him, will help bring total peace and reconciliation in the county.
Speaking on a local radio station in Ganta, Nimba County, Calvin Wondah said every citizen in the county must have equal access and opportunity to the media.
Mr. Wondah alleged that most community radio journalists in the county are constantly found in allotting more airtime to lawmakers and at the same time deny ordinary citizens the opportunity to be heard.
He also alleged that some journalists are serving as Public Relation Officers (PRO) to lawmakers in the county, something he described as ‘unprofessional’ and has immediately called on those involved to desist.
The Youth Activist has also described the situation as ‘regrettable’ and noted that it is a violation of the most talked about press freedom in the county.
“Let the local journalists, particularly the community radio journalists be aware that everyone has a stake in the community radio. Everybody must have equal access to the radio station, not on the basis of title in the community.”
It can be recalled that some supporters of Senator Prince Yormie Johnson clashed with some media practitioners in the county which resulted into ELBC Nimba correspondent Franklin Doloquee receiving some bruises.
Following the incident, the Nimba County Community Radio Association placed a media block out on the senator.