Forum Focus: “Promoting Democracy and Preventing Violence through Dialogue”Internews , an international non-profit organization, has planned a one-day forum aimed at engaging media and civil society in a discussion on the lessons learned from the October 10, 2017 elections, challenges ahead and the way forward for the runoff election. The panelists selected to participate in the forum are, Lami Lighe – officer-in-charge, National Elections Commission; Negbalee Warner – Dean, Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law; Oscar Bloh – coordinator, Election Coordinating Committee (ECC); Lami Kpargoi – officer-in-charge, Liberia Media Center and Gregory Coleman – Inspector General, Liberia National Police. The event, according to the release, will be held in collaboration with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), the Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP), NAYMOTE, Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL), the Liberia Media Development Initiative (LMDI) and the Liberia Media Center (LMC). Internews is an international media development organization that is implementing the USAID funded Liberia Media Development project which seeks to increase citizens’ access to independent and reliable information and empowerment to engage in well-informed public discussions on important issues, the release states. Internews supported the 2017 electoral process by organizing over 120 legislative debates in 73 electoral districts nationwide.
Source: Daily Observer November 14, 2017 02:15 UTC