Bong journalists to protest Wednesday for slain colleague

Several journalists in Bong County, Central Liberia are organizing themselves for a protest this Wednesday in Gbarnga City.

The journalists are expected to call national government and international partners attention to the brutal murder of one of their colleagues, Chris David who before his demise worked for Radio Paraclete 93.7.

Radio Paraclete is owned and operated by the Catholic Church of Liberia in that part of the country.

Many of the journalists say they now live on fear since murder of one of the reputable journalists of the county.

There has been no trace of perpetrators and the journalists want answers.

Friends of Chris said he was found dead with gun wounds on his body. His body was thrown in a river on the outskirts of town.

Also for survival, Chris reportedly ran motorbike after work hours and was a very decent and hard working journalist according to onlookers who spoke to his character.

The late Chris also worked for Radio Kakata, Radio Joy Africa and other outlets in Kakata Margibi County before joining the Catholic run outlet in March of 2020.

He also studied counselling at Dayspring Bible College.

The death of Chris sparked tension in Gbarnga recently with motorcyclists threatening to get on the rampage.

The gruesome murder of a Liberian journalist sparked an immediate response from the Society of Liberian Journalists (SLJ), a media development and advocacy group in Liberia.

On its Facebook page the group said ‘We are closely monitoring this situation and will get engaged with the County Authorities of Bong County. We need a speedy investigation and the perpetrators brought to book. This is very concerning!’

They continued ‘We will put out an official statement soon!’

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