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The Training Officer for the HIV and AIDS program of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, James Z. Sloan, has urged journalists in Margibi and Liberia at large to join the fight against HIV/AIDS and Gender Based Violence (GBV) that does not have one frontline.

He said the frontline for the AIDS virus and GBV is everywhere including homes, communities, media, other workplaces and schools. Mr. Sloan made the call following a two-day intensive training for media personnel in Margibi County on how to disseminate information about HIV and AIDS and Gender Base Violence recently.

He also called on journalists to serve as agents of change stressing that the media should serve as light of society. The Training Officer made the statement on April 16, 2014 in Kakata, Margibi County at the end of the two-day exercise, which targeted mainly journalists.

A total of 19 journalists from various media institutions, including The NewDawn, Radio Kakata, Radio Gbaisue, Atlantic Radio, Radio Joy Africa and Radio Choice, among others attended the training.

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