PUL Mourns Death Of Journalist Herbert Johnson

The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has announced with great sadness the death of Journalist Herbert Johnson.

The Liberian journalist died on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital in Monrovia, as a result of a liver disease, family members said.

The PUL has expressed deep condolences to his family, saying that Herbert Johnson was a career media professional who played a role in the democratic process of his country.

“Herbert will truly be missed by his colleagues for his role in reporting stories that affect our society,” PUL Secretary General D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh said.

Herbert previously managed the Diary Newspaper and lately the Option, which he oversaw until his death. Besides, Herbert served as Press Attaché to former President Pro Tempore Cletus Wortorson and Media Consultant at the Liberia Telecommunications Authority.

His remains have been deposited at the Abraham Roberts Funeral Home pending burial arrangements, family members said.

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Author: D K Sengbeh

Danicius Kaihenneh Sengbeh (author of Sengbeh's Weblog) is a respected and renowned Liberian journalist, poet and writer with with journalism experience since 2001, of working both as a mainstream journalist and a communication/media consultant in Liberia. He is Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (elected Dec 2013). He was Assistant Secretary General of the Union Dec 2011 to Dec 2013. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Informer Newspaper—one of Liberia’s credible dailies. Before joining the Informer, Danicius had served as reporter, chief reporter, sub-editor and News Editor at The Independent Newspaper between 2002 and 2006. Before then, he was reporter at the defunct Patriot Newspaper and Kiss FM 2001-2002. Danicius is a UN Media Fellow and Liberia’s first UN Medal Award-winning journalist for his contribution to journalism and for being the second Liberian journalist in 15 years to qualify for and successfully attended the United Nations’ Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Program in New York and Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Diploma in Journalism from the International School of Journalism. He holds several awards and recognitions both in and outside of journalism, and carries dozens of certificates in journalism and communication from studies in Ghana, China, United States and Switzerland, among others. He volunteers as Chair of the Information and Communication Committee of his local Bardnersville community. He can be quickly reached via (+231) 886586531/777586531/777464018/ dakasen1978@yahoo.com

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