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The National Elections Commission or NEC has begun a five-day media seminal in Monrovia. According to the Director of Communication at NEC, Joey Kennedy, the purpose of the five-day media seminal is to help media practitioner to more acknowledgeable in the scope of information dissemination without creating any problems.

Speaking Monday, August 8, on state radio ELBC super morning show, Mr. Kennedy emphasized that at the end of the five-day media training, journalists would have discovered new ways of reporting stories.

The NEC’s Director of Communication indicated that it was the responsibility of the National Elections Commission and the Government of Liberia to support the voting process, stressing that they have absolutely no doubt because it is a constitutional requirement. “The coming of the 2017 elections will be surely sponsored by the government, no doubt,” he noted.

He also mentioned that the media training framework will fall over all human capacity-building, adding that the framework will also establish a roundtable discussion that will allow stakeholders to make their contributions.

Mr. Kennedy further reminded the public that currently, there is an on-going accreditation of Civil Society Organization or CSO across Liberia, stressing that this is an intention of bringing everyone to get informed about the voting process for 2017 elections.

He indicated that the training is already taking place at a local hotel in Congo Town, asserting that the training also brought together local and international dignitaries to grace the first day of the seminal.

“This seminal is strictly for journalists to help them report their stories rightfully,” he added.

By: Zee Roberts-Edited by George Barpeen

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