A new media group under the banner, Liberia Media Network for Population and Development (LIMNETPOD), has been established to highlight and promote population and development issues in the country.
The group was formed by over 50 journalists, who are practicing their career with more than 15 media institutions, including both print and electronic. The process was supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The group will be led for the next two years by Alaskai M. Johnson of Daily Observer, Coordinator; Jonathan Browne of The NewDawn, Assistant Coordinator; Janjay Campbell of The Inquirer, Secretary General; Jimmey C. Fahngon of The News, Assistant Secretary General and William K. Selmah of Radio Veritas, Field Coordinator.
The leadership of the media group, which is a not-for-profit media network dedicated to providing a nationwide coverage of population and development issues, said it has secured the necessary papers from the Liberian Government in order to function legitimately in the country.
LIMNETPOD intends to disseminate news articles related to population and development as well as provide technical support and consultancy to development organizations in the areas of population and development.
The media group’s goals include promoting, sustaining and recognizing excellence in reporting population and development issues; providing a network for fellowship, contacts and professional opportunities and promoting community and cooperation among media institutions propagating population and development issues, including public and private entities mutually concerned with the understanding of population and development.
The group also intends to provide opportunities for professional growth and development and to encourage interdisciplinary research and interaction, while at the same time seeking to provide a forum for understanding of population and development issues.