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NEC, Partners Roll Out Last Standard Operating

 Procedures Awar

The National Elections Commission (NEC), and partners, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Electoral Support Office in Liberia, Thursday began rolling out the last phase of awareness on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), for Security Agencies and the Media in Elections in Tubmanburg, Bomi County.

Meanwhile, the governments of Sweden and Ireland are providing the funds for the rollout in Tubmanburg City.

A statement from the Commission says, the first, second, and third phases of the SOPs have been rolled out in Ganta, Gbarnga, and Buchanan Cities and according to the NEC, the main objectives of the Standard Operating Procedures are to provide guidance regarding the roles, responsibilities and specific mandates of both security personnel and the media on Elections Day.

The SOPs seek to facilitate communications between the security agents and the journalists and the understanding of conflict-sensitive reporting and rights to access information.

The NEC’s statement stressed SOPs role of female journalists and law enforcement officers in Electoral Violence-prevention and Peacebuilding.

eness In Bomi County

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