The Oversea Press Bureau was established by an act of the National Legislature to serve as an information-outlet to both, the National and International Public particularly those relating to Liberia’s diplomatic missions abroad. Since the reactivation of this bureau, there has been tremendous effort by government through the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism in making sure that programs and operations of the bureau are of paramount concern.
Below are narratives of activities of Liberian Diplomats for the period under review:
A REPORT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE MINISTER COUNSELOR FOR PRESS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Role of the Minister Counselor for Press & Public Affairs
Embassy of Liberia
The primary role of the Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs, who is head of public diplomacy at the Embassy of Liberia near Washington, D.C., is to positively project Liberia’s image to the outside world, particularly the United States of America. My activities as the Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs include engaging Liberians in the Diaspora and Americans by creating public awareness about the encouraging progress Liberia is making, as well as the challenges facing post-war Liberia. I also undertake other special assignments on a regular basis as directed by the Ambassador or the Charge d’Affaires.
Since taking up assignment in March 2010, I have been working very hard to justify the confidence reposed in me by the President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. As a result, activities of the Embassy have been more in the public domain by regular dissemination of information through media outlets in the Diaspora and in Liberia. There have also been a series of town-hall meetings, conferences, meetings, and other events in various parts of the United States to explain the policies of the Government of Liberia, and to get some feedback, when necessary, from the people concerned. It is important to note that I have regularly joined the Ambassador in representing the Embassy during visits to the United States by the President and other senior-level officials of the Liberian Government.
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