Veteran Journalist Laid to Rest
The body of fallen Liberian Journalist John G. Taweh was laid to rest on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Neezoe Cemetery in Paynesville, outside.
His interment followed funeral rites at the Church of Christ inside Chicken Soup Factory in Gardinersville, outside Monrovia.
Journalist Taweh died at his residence in Gardnersville on Saturday, May 2 following a protracted illness.
The Press Union of Liberia on last Friday, May 22, opened a book of condolence in memory of fallen Liberia journalist at its Clay Street Headquarters, with family members, well-wishers and friends in attendance.
The PUL and its members were shocked when the death news of Journalist Taweh hit Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh County, where dozens of Liberian journalists had gathered to celebrate Word Press Freedom Day.
“It’s shocking to have heard the death news of one of our oldest professional colleagues,” PUL President K. Abdullai Kamara said in a statement. “Taweh was an example of the kind of professional journalist we want to see in our country, and his departing is painful,” Kamara said in a tribute to the fallen Liberian Journalist, further describing Taweh’s death as painful because it came at a period when all journalists should be standing for freedom, but “unfortunately, he was never freed from a protracted illness.”
Taweh was a German-trained journalist, who accumulated more than 30 years of experience in active journalism in Liberia, working at the Liberia News Agency, Talking Drum Studio, Mercy Corps Rural Communications Project, as well as the London-based West Africa Magazine.
Meanwhile, another fallen Liberian Journalist- Herbert Johnson, is expected to be laid to rest on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
Funeral arrangements are currently being finalized by family members and friends. By Bridgett Milton - Editing by George Barpeen