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As the Fight against EBOLA intensifies, the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists has set up an Ebola Response Committee as part of its contribution in the EBOLA fight

KELVINLEWISAWOKO-450-x-250As the Fight against EBOLA intensifies, the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has set up an Ebola Response Committee as part of its contribution in the EBOLA fight.

According to the President of SLAJ, Kelvin Lewis the committee is charged with the responsibility to coordinate the association’s activities on Ebola.

He said the committee is also responsible for designing accurate messages to be used in mass awareness rising sessions on how people should prevent themselves from contacting the disease and also about the reality of the disease.

Members of the Ebola Response Committee resolved that radio stations allocate thirty minutes airtime in their broadcast to disseminate accurate information on the Ebola virus while newspapers are expected to give quarter page for daily Ebola messages.

The six-man committee comprises Regina Pratt of Concord Times, Asma James of Radio Democracy 98.1, Joshua Nicol of CTN and the Department of Mass Communication FBC, Moses Kargbo Secretary General SLAJ and Editor Concord Times, Salieu Sesay and Dr. Julius Spencer as chair of the committee.