The Liberian Government has exempted Liberian journalists from the curfew imposed recently as a measure to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus in the country.According to Defense Minister Brownie Samukai, the government has decided to exempt journalists from the curfew because of the nature of their job which is to inform the public about happenings in the country.
Minister Samukai made the disclosure Tuesday in an interview with journalists in Monrovia.
He however stressed that only journalists accredited by the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism affairs will be allowed to move about during curfew hours.
The President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Abdullai Kamara, has been advocating for government to allow journalists to work during curfew hours.
Kamara said it was important for journalists to work even during curfew hours to avoid speculation in the fight against Ebola Virus in the country.
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