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Sep 26, 2012, 17:04
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Many readers contacted us yesterday September 25th 2012 to express consternation at our lead story which was quite unlike our usual reporting style. Our response to them has been simple: The IMC pushed us too much to the wall leaving us with no option. With elections looming eight weeks away, there is a very major problem on the Sierra Leone media landscape being caused by a gross ineptitude of the Independent Media Commission (IMC) to effectively monitor the media and bring culprits to book.

 

IMC cannot tell us that they have not been seeing all the recent gross breaches of the Media Code of Conduct by certain notorious newspapers persistently going extremely personal with our female publisher; chief of these have been the GLOBAL TIMES of Sorie Fofana who readily goes into the gutters at the slightest chance.

 

IMC gave Sorie Fofana the impunity to waste gutter words against our Publisher thus emboldening his cohort Jonathan Leigh to also take his chances as the IMC simply looked the other way whilst they both, alongside a few other sick-minded journalists, used sexually-explicit slurs on Sylvia Blyden for several months now.

 

Now, we are being threatened with a shut-down by the IMC. It is hoped the IMC will also be shutting many, many, many other newspapers down [including the main opposition SLPP Unity paper] whom in the last few months alone have breached so many IMC codes as well as used sexually explicit insults against our female publisher. Aruna Turay will personally be at the IMC first thing this morning with a bundle of such errant very recent newspaper publications all directed at our female publisher but which went un-checked by IMC.

 

We hope after the IMC reviews all those gutter insults which they had left un-checked, the IMC will be recognising where the fault really lies; the problem did not start on Friday September 21st 2012.

 

Once again, we apologise to our readers but we insist that we had no option but to utilise such a method to raise an urgent alarm as to what was happening.These November elections are too important to allow anyone to use sexual insults to intimidate an important female publisher into silence whilst an inept IMC looks the other way.


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