ALICOR Condemns Attack On Journalist Michael Wroh


The Association of Liberian Community Radio has strongly condemned the alleged physical attack on the Station Manager of Voice of Pleebo, reportedly carried out by men believed to be supporters of Speaker Bohfal Chambers.

   Michael Wroh had gone to the old Sodoken polling center to collect results that were being posted by the NEC temporary staffs when a commotion erupted amongst supporters of Speaker Chambers and Representative-elect Anthony Williams.

   While filming the incident and also making live radio call for the intervention of the police, journalist Wroh was reportedly slapped in the face by some supporters of Speaker Chambers, who accused him of being a supporter of Representative-elect Willaims.

   Even though journalist Worh had on his official NEC identification tag, he was severely beaten and lost his equipment and valuable items due to the assault. 

   ALICOR is calling on the Liberia National Police (LNP) to speedily investigate the matter as Wroh is still suffering from multiple bruises since the incident.

   ALICOR joins forces with the US, EU and other media development partners in protecting free press coverage and the safety of journalists during elections. 

   Meanwhile, the Association of Liberia Community Radio wants to assure community radio journalists that the leadership of ALICOR will work with international partners to ensure that unprovoked attacks against the media do not go unnoticed.

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