The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has expressed regret at the death of veteran Journalists, Rev. J Emmanuel Z. Bowier, and Yede Allison. Rev. Bowier, former chairman of the National Media Council of the Press Union of Liberia, former Information Minister and a Liberian oral historian, died last weekend following an illness, while journalist Yede Allison of ECOWAS Radio also died recently following an illness.
The Union prayed for God the almighty to console the bereaved families, describing the death of the two journalists as loss to the media community and Liberia as a whole.
PUL president Charles B Coffey, Jr. termed Rev. Bowier’s death as a great vacuum to Liberia’s mentorship process and an irreparable loss to the Press Union of Liberia, which he, Rev. Bowier, served as chairman of the PUL national media council.
Mr. Coffey said Rev. Bowier was very instrumental in ensuring ethical standards and good journalism.
Mr. Coffey also described Yede Allison as an astute broadcast journalist, who stood for principles and professional standards.
Meanwhile, the PUL is collaborating with ECOWAS Radio and Yede’s family for the opening of a book of condolence slated for Thursday, July 1, 2021, beginning 10:30 a.m. at the Union’s headquarters on Clay Street in Monrovia.
At the same time, the Union is urging all of its members, journalists, media workers and the public to turnout for the signing of the book of condolence in honor of Yede Allison on Thursday, July 1, 2021 with strict adherence to various health protocols.
The Union is calling on all media institutions, especially radio stations, to highlight the works of Yede Allison and Rev. J Emmanuel Z. Bowier as a way of paying tributes to the fallen colleagues.