15 January 2013

Liberia: PUL Opens Book of Condolence for Journalist Mulbah Today - Seeks Contributions for Burial, Two Sick Journalists

The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) will Tuesday, January 15, open a Book of Condolence in memory of fallen Liberian journalist Emmanuel Kolubahwu Mulbah.

The signing of the book begins at 11 a.m. at the Union's Clay Street headquarters.

Journalist Mulbah suddenly died on Saturday, January 5th at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital due to what medical practitioners called "heart failure."

He is reported to have collapsed while playing "Old-timers" football in Paynesville and was pronounced dead shortly upon arrival at the Catholic Hospital.

He was video stringer for the Reuters News Agency and also served the Liberian media for 20 with various institutions including the State Television (ELTV), Kiss TV , Ducor Broadcasting Corporation (DCTV) ), Sarafina Ventures and Communications Incorporated (Love TV) and Power TV.

Prior to his death, Emmanuel who regularly played for the Press Union's football team - The Pen Pushers - served as Executive Director of Developmental Media Inc, a media NGO.

The Press Union has since extended profound sympathy to the immediate family, describing the loss as another fatal blow to the media profession.

Meanwhile, during Tuesday's Book signing, the PUL will accept contributions from journalists and members of the public for Mulbah's burial and treatment of two other journalists who are terminally ill. The PUL is requesting each journalist to contribute at least US$5.

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