JABC battles with SLAJ
A newly emerged Journalist Association – ‘Journalists for Attitudinal and Behavioral Change’ has plotted to take over the running of affairs in the media world of Sierra Leone using the president’s clarion call for the change of attitude and behavior and the rebranding of the country’s image.
National Secretary General for JABC, Sallieu Sesay, explained in a recent press conference that his association has toured the entire country, preaching its values to fellow colleagues in the way of the changing of attitude and behavior. He revealed that offices have been opened in the regions in a bid to galvanize support from fellow media practitioners to have a changed attitude and to help the rest of the populace change their attitude towards national development and the rebranding of the country.
The scribe told fellow colleagues that the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) see the establishment of JABC as an affront to them and that the group is politically motivated, which he vehemently denied saying, “we only have the country at heart, not any political group”. JABC it said now boasts of 240 members including female journalists.
President of JABC, Editayo George Temple, remarked that his organization is in no conflict with SLAJ, recognizing SLAJ as the umbrella organization which is well known to them, but added “that in no way inhibits against our Freedom of Association as most us here also belong to SLAJ”.
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