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Joint Press Release – SLAJ & SLBA

Joint Press Release – SLAJ & SLBA

Freetown 17th December 2013: The Executives of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) and the Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) met today to discuss issues of common interest, and ways of future cooperation.

The issue of the recent press release issued by the Bar Association, and the response from SLAJ was discussed and amicably ironed out.

The two groups agreed to put all differences behind them and now work together in their mutual interest and for the common good of the country.

Issues surrounding the Criminal and seditious libel laws, bail policy, basic training to report on legal issues were discussed and deferred for future deliberations.

SLAJ President Kelvin Lewis said “the Bar Association has been supportive of SLAJ in the past and we look forward to a more amicable relationship now and in the future.”

Bar Association President Elvis Kargbo stated that, “it is necessary for SLAJ and the Bar Association to foster a good working relationship in the interest of all Sierra Leoneans.”

Both Presidents agreed to discuss issues touching on their membership first before going public.

Signed                                                                          Signed
Moses A. Kargbo                                                          James Fornah -Sesay
Sec. Gen.                                                                         Sec. Gen.
Sierra Leone Association of Journalists                  Sierra Leone Bar Association

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