RAL Alarms Over Reporters’ Insecurity
The Reporters Association of Liberia (RAL) says the working environment for reporters in the country is being threatened by the killing of one of its members, Tyron Brown.
Journalist Tyron Brown, a reporter and camera operator at Super FM/TV owned by businessman George Kailondo, was murdered early last Monday morning.
According to report, his body was dumped at his community in Duport Road by some unknown men in a black jeep at about 3:00AM.
His belongings including money, cell phone and working materials were found with him.
The umbrella organization of reporters in Liberia said it is unthinkable and sad to see a professional young man to be horribly murdered in such manner.
The Reporters Association said Tyron’s death has escalated fears in the minds of struggling reporters working under poor and threatened media environment in the country, and called on the government of Liberia to speedily investigate the incident by conducting autopsy.
The RAL is urging the government not to take the conduct of an autopsy likely because the public is anxiously waiting to know the cause of this unfortunate death.
The group is meanwhile calling on media owners in the country to be mindful and ensure the safety of their reporters amidst growing security threats and intimidation of journalists and the independent media by some powerful state actors in Liberia.