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Friday, July 19, 2024

TRIBUTE TO VETERAN JOURNALIST JOEL CHOLO BROOKS – A PILLAR OF LIBERIAN MEDIA

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Smart News Liberia mourns the passing of veteran journalist Joel Cholo Brooks, publisher of Global News Network Liberia (GNN-Liberia), who passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2024. His death signifies the conclusion of an era in the Liberian media landscape, where his contributions and influence have left an indelible mark.

It’s a somber day in the Liberian media community as we mourn the passing of a media magnate like yourself, former BBC Stringer. Joel Cholo Brooks was more than just a journalist; he was a guiding force and mentor to many aspiring journalists, including Socrates Smythe Saywon, the editor of Smart News Liberia. His dedication to truth, integrity, and excellence in reporting set a high standard in Liberian journalism. Brooks’ tireless efforts to ensure that the public remained informed and engaged will be remembered as a cornerstone of his legacy.

Under his leadership, GNN-Liberia became a respected voice in the media, known for its in-depth reporting and fearless pursuit of the truth. Brooks’ work did not merely inform; it inspired change, encouraged dialogue, and held power to account. His passion for journalism and his commitment to the principles of a free press were unwavering.

Those who had the privilege of working with Brooks often spoke of his generosity in sharing his knowledge and experience. He was a mentor who nurtured talent and encouraged young journalists to strive for excellence. His guidance and support helped shape many careers and contributed significantly to the development of the media in Liberia.

Brooks’ impact was not confined to the newsroom. He was a respected figure in the community, known for his advocacy on various social issues. His voice was a powerful one, speaking out on matters of national importance and working tirelessly to ensure that the marginalized and voiceless were heard.

As we mourn his loss, we also celebrate his life and legacy. Joel Cholo Brooks’ contributions to journalism in Liberia will continue to be felt for years to come. His dedication, passion, and integrity will serve as a beacon for future generations of journalists.

Smart News Liberia extends its deepest condolences to Brooks’ family, friends, and colleagues. In this time of sorrow, we remember and honor the remarkable man who dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth and justice. His legacy will continue to inspire and guide us in our work.

Rest in peace, Joel Cholo Brooks. Your contributions to journalism and the positive impact you made on so many lives will never be forgotten.

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