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‘A Great Feat for Female Leadership in Journalism’

– Team Kanubah Hails Appointment of Mrs C. Winnie Saywah Jimmy As Inquirer’s Managing Editor

The National Campaign Management Team of Julius Kanubah for the presidency of the Press Union of Liberia believes the appointment of Mrs. Christiana Winnie Saywah Jimmy to the position of Managing Editor of The Inquirer Newspaper is a great feat in the feminization of media management and leadership in Liberia.

Team Kanubah further views the appointment of Mrs. Saywah-Jimmy as a victory in the ongoing struggles for the elevation of women of competence and experience as much as their male counterparts to positions of influence in the field of journalism, media and communication.

On 03 January 2023, the Board of Shareholders of the New Era Corporation, publishers of The Inquirer Newspaper, announced its decision to appoint Mrs. Saywah Jimmy as Managing Editor at one of Liberia’s enduring and leading publications, built on the principle of ethical journalism.

In appointing Mrs. Saywah Jimmy, we believe, the Board of Shareholders of The Inquirer Newspaper made the right call; a decision which Team Kanubah says is in line with its campaign manifesto of Supporting Women in Journalism, Media and Communication through actively working to expand and advance their career and leadership roles.

Since the unveiling and subsequent elaboration of our campaign manifesto to media managers and stakeholders as well as the greater Liberian public in October 2022, C-Win as she is affectionately called has, for the record, become the first female Managing Editor of The Inquirer Newspaper.

Having started her journalism career in 2001 as an intern at The Inquirer Newspaper from the erstwhile International School of Journalism (ISJ), C-Win has impeccably and continuously demonstrated quality journalism and leadership as a female in a predominantly male sphere.

She is reputed for providing outstanding journalistic coverage at some of the most important beats of Liberian journalism such as the Legislature, Judiciary and Executive branches of Government; earning her the award of Best Legislative Reporter of the Year 2008 of the Press Union of Liberia.

C-Win, the award-winning journalist is also praised for her past role in serving with credibility and integrity as Chairperson of the Membership Committee of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), an Executive Committee whose leadership functions have been deeply eroded and desecrated under the PUL former leadership of Charles Coffey and his accomplice Daniel Nyakonah since 2019.

Moreover, Team Kanubah hails Mrs. Winnie Saywah Jimmy for her ongoing leadership role as Vice President of the Female Journalist Association of Liberia (FeJAL), coupled with her university education in English Literature and a credential in Mass Communication.

C-Win, is proud to publicly declare a living testament to what a woman can truly achieve with hard work, dedication and professionalism – thanks to the years of growth and mentorship under the late Managing Editor of The Inquirer Newspaper, Phillip N. Wesseh.

C-Win is further convinced of the suitability of C-Win to carry on where prolific journalist Wesseh left and to expand the digital presence and monetary position of The Inquirer Newspaper while improving the service of work conditions of journalists and media workers at The Inquirer Newspaper.

NewDawn

The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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