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Veteran French Journalist/ALJA Set to Appear on Bamba 1 Radio

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Philip Turle of Radio France International

The Deputy Editor in Chief at Radio France International, Philip Turle, will make an appearance on Bamba 1 Radio this Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 1:30 Central Daylight time. 

As guest of the weekly radio talk-show “Community & You,” Philip will speak on the role of the media in conflict resolution vis-a-vis, the Liberian conflict.  He will also give his journalistic  account of stereotypes against African immigrants in France.

Aside from his editorial role at rfi, Philip is a lecturer in journalism at Sorbonne University in Paris.  He is a political commentator for several French television stations, including TV5 Monde, France 24 and LCI.

The veteran broadcast journalist has extensive experience in providing training to both practicing and professional journalists across the globe.

In December 2000, as a part of a deal to establish an affiliate FM station owned by rfi in Monrovia, Philip provided a two-week intensive training to 10 Liberian journalists. The training, sponsored by rfi through the International Training Department, enhanced the skills of 10 beneficiaries in news writing techniques, radio programming and editing skills.

Mr. Moses D. Sandy of ALJA

Mr. Moses D. Sandy of ALJA

Also appearing on Bamba 1 Radio on Sunday is the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA).  ALJA’s Acting Chairman, Moses Sandy, will enlighten the community on what led to the crumbling of the association in 2004.

Due to internal fights and power struggles that engulfed the association in the most recent past, he will touch on what his leadership is doing to restore confidence in ALJA.  Among other important issues to be discussed is the role of the media in the redevelopment of Liberia.

The acting chairman is former Editor-in-Chief of the state owned Liberia Broadcasting System, L.B.S.  Before ALJA’s fall, Sandy served the association as assistant secretary general. He was elected at the 2004 ALJA’s convention in Providence, Rhode Island that ushered in the Nyekeh Forkpa administration.

He is a career social worker and a veteran community organizer.  Sandy is a prolific writer who is noted for writing articles and commentaries on contemporary issues obtaining in Liberia.

From the lenses of Liberians, ALJA is a well respected organization which plays cardinal part in  reinforcing the Press Union of Liberia, PUL. Disintegration of the organization doesn’t mean well for press freedom in that West African State.


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