The Liberia Law Society (LLS) has called on the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the government of Liberia to make a joint declaration to finalize the reform process that will decriminalize libel and defamation in Liberia by the end of the year.A press release issued yesterday in Monrovia said while the Law Society joins the Press Union in the celebration of World Press Freedom Day, it believes that greater satisfaction will come when laws deemed as archaic, outdated and draconian are changed.The Law Society concurs that both “our Constitution and International Laws provide the boundaries for free speech and press freedom along with concurrent responsibilities.”Moreover, the Law Society commits to continue to work with the Press Union of Liberia and the people of Liberia in the pursuit of reforms of laws that will ensure that the exercise of press freedom and freedom of speech as guaranteed remained unhindered. The Society also acknowledges the collective struggle of all Liberians and friends of Liberia who have been resolute through the years to guarantee the level of political participation, freedom of speech and of the Press that we enjoy today.Over several months now, the Law Society has been conducting research into reforming “our libel and defamation laws. Findings thus far reveal how these laws criminalize free speech and undermine the growth of a democratic culture in Liberia. We must, therefore, work to change them!”The Law Society notes that in spite of various public commitments by the government to support free press, there are worrying signs that suggest gains made in this direction could be reversed.Accordingly, on the day marked World Press Freedom Day, the Law Society calls on the Liberian government to make a solemn pledge not to use any law deemed draconian, archaic and anathema “to our hard won democracy.” The Law Society calls on the government of Liberia to give meaning to the Table Mountain Declaration, which President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf endorsed by annulling any law on “our books which criminalizes free speech.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FA Cup When is the FA Cup fifth-round draw? Time, TV info & everything you need to know Last updated 1 year ago 18:10 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty FA Cup Cardiff City v Manchester City Cardiff City Manchester City While all the participants are not yet known, the draw for the next stage is due to take place and Goal brings you everything you need to know There has already been plenty of drama in the 2017-18 FA Cup as the competition moves into the fifth-round stage.The fourth round saw a few upsets, some VAR controversy as well as a few of the bigger names steam-rolling lower league opponents.The ‘magic of the cup’ still exists as some of the Premier League’s biggest names have already been knocked out, including Arsenal and Liverpool. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With the fifth-round draw not far away, Goal brings you everything you need to know about it.WHEN IS THE FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAW?The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup will take place on Monday, January 29.It is set to take place at approximately 19:20 GMT, during the BBC One broadcast of the One Show.When will the FA Cup fifth-round matches take place?Once the draw is made, teams will have a number of weeks to prepare for their respective ties, with games scheduled to take place during the weekend of February 17 and 18. In the third and fourth rounds, the bulk of the games were played on the Saturday of the weekend, but a handful of games were pencilled in for Friday, Sunday and Monday.WHAT TEAMS ARE IN THE FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAW?A total of 16 teams will progress to the fifth round of the competition but at the time of the draw there will be more names in the hat due to the fact that four ties are still undecided.There will be four replays as Tottenham were forced to stage a late comeback against League Two side Newport, while Huddersfield Town could not overpower Championship strugglers Birmingham City.The fourth round sprung some shocks including West Brom’s 3-2 win over Liverpool at Anfield and Wigan knocking out West Ham.Sheffield Wednesday were the first team to book their place in the fifth round thanks to a 3-1 win over Reading, while Yeovil Town were no match for Manchester United, who handed a competitive debut to new signing Alexis Sanchez.FA Cup fifth-round draw numbers: No. Team No. Team 1 West Brom 9 Millwall/Rochdale 2 Leicester City 10 Southampton 3 Huddersfield Town / Birmingham City 11 Brighton 4 Notts County / Swansea City 12 Wigan Athletic 5 Manchester United 13 Hull City 6 Sheffield Wednesday 14 Newport County / Tottenham 7 Manchester City 15 Chelsea 8 Coventry City 16 Sheffield United You can see the full breakdown of the fourth-round results in our comprehensive competition guide here.HOW TO WATCH THE FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAWViewers will have two options if they wish to watch the FA Cup fifth-round draw live.BBC One will broadcast the event on the One Show, while it can also be streamed on BBC iPlayer in the UK.