Press Union of Liberia Opens Book of Condolence for Murdered Journalist Tyron Brown


Monrovia – The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has announced the signing of a Book of Condolence in honor of murdered Liberian Journalist Tyron Brown.The signing of the Book of Condolence will commence at 11am, Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Headquarters of the Press Union of Union on 44 Clay Street.

Tyron was found dead early Monday, April 16, 2018 on the Duport Road. According to family sources, he had served his church on the previous Sunday when he provided technical assistance up to his murdered.

Tyron’s remains has now been turned over to his family for internment after police investigation and subsequent commencement of persecution of individuals arrested in connection to the murdered of the journalist.

The Press Union of Liberia is urging journalists, media workers, media development practitioners and partners of Journalism in Liberia to participate in funeral activities lineout by the deceased’s family beginning with the observance of a Night of Wake Keeping at the family residence on the Duport Road.

Meanwhile, the PUL has reiterated its concern about the intention of the murderers of Tyron Brown and wants state prosecutors to speedily end the trial they have opened involving those accused of the murder.

The PUL insists it is in the best interest of Liberia for the Tyron Murder Investigation to be logically concluded as soon as possible to prevent any potential negative profiling of the state. The conclusion of Tyron Murder Investigation, the Union asserts will defuse increased in the fear level in the Journalism Community in Liberia and restore confidence in individual journalists in the traditional journalism sphere in Liberia.

Until his murder, Journalist Tyron Brown worked as a reporter, Camera operator and video editor at Super FM & TV, owned by Businessman George Kailando.

Moreover, the Press Union of Liberia is saddened by the death of Veteran Journalist H. Tejan Cole.

Mr. Cole died on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8pm at S.D Cooper Hospital and his remains is currently deposited at A.B. Anderson funeral parlor on Lynch Street.

Before his death, Tejan Cole worked for several local and international media institutions including the Sierra Leone Daily Mail- Freetown, Standard News Paper, Monrovia and the US-based Africa News Service.

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