The New Dawn Newspaper, a newly established bilingual (English and French) in Liberia, is today, Friday, January 22, 2010 making its debut on the newsstand. The New Dawn’s first appearance on the newsstand is occasioned by its official launching ceremony to be held at the PA Rip House in Sinkor, Airfield from 6: 00 PM to 7:30 PM, an occasion that is expected to be attended by several dignitaries, including diplomats, government officials, investors, bankers, heads of corporate bodies, media executives among others.
The New Dawn, an independent daily published by the Searchlight Communication Incorporated, is truly independent and non-partisan. The New Dawn’s main objective is to promote the practice of professional journalism, sustainable democracy, respect for human rights and good governance.
The paper shall provide wider coverage on development trends in the country, highlight the country’s changing investment climate, and promote the activities of both local and international non-governmental organizations working in various sectors and regions of the country as well as report on the social, governmental and economic situations of the country.
The paper commits itself to upholding and demonstrating professional ethical standards in carrying out all its activities. No doubt, The New Dawn has come at the time Liberia; a nation on the path to recovery after years of brutal civil conflict is preparing for its second post war elections, which the UN envoy here has described as the test for Liberia’s lasting peace.
Thus, it needs a vibrant and objective media, and The New Dawn is here to immensely contribute in that direction. The paper, in keeping with its Motto-“Taking Journalism To Another Level”, is here to genuinely contribute its quota to the Liberian nation and people, the sub-regionand the world, with high degree of responsibility, professionalism, patriotism and nationalism, as gatekeepers.
The New Dawn assures that it would do nothing whatsoever to place self interest and other negatives vices above the interest of mother Liberia-our common denominator.