The President of the Press Union of Liberia, Charles Coffey is in Accra, Ghana for the African Journalists Leadership Conference organized by The Federation of African Journalists.
The meeting is taking place from June 1-2, 2021 in the Ghanaian capital under the theme “Building Stronger Unions to Enhance Journalism and Media Freedom.”
On June 1, 2021, President Coffey presented paper on the Working Conditions of Journalists: Campaigning against labor rights abuses and low pay essential to quality Journalism and on June 2, 2021, he will present on the Decline in membership and its effects on FAJ Affiliates: How can the Unions ensure Sustainability.
A former President of the Press Union of Liberia and current President of the West African Journalists Association, Peter Quaqua will also be present at the conference and will on behalf of the regional body present on the topic: African Journalism today: achievements and challenges.
The President of Ghana, H.E Nana Akufor Addo performed the official opening address at the conference of African Journalists.
The Leadership Conference is bringing together the leaders of the national unions and associations across the continent as well as the leaders and representatives of the regional associations, the African Union and ITUC to deliberate about the major challenges confronting the unions and associations most especially with regards to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) is the host of the important Journalists’ leadership meeting on behalf of the Federation of African Journalists.