A Brave New World of Independent, Unfettered, Professional Journalism
The Independent Parrot Newspaper and the Parrot Online News are currently the two subsidiaries of Korpo Media Consultancy, a topnotch Liberian-owned media and public relations firm.
Established December 2003, Parrot’s advent into the Liberian media landscape coincides with the twilight of an era when past regimes used extra-judicial tactics to muzzle the press and clamp down on free expression. This new socio-economic and political dispensation, after a prolonged civil crisis, therefore calls for a strengthened, uncompromising and professional press that checks and balances the three branches of government, while giving voice to the ordinary citizens.
Thus, Parrot Newspaper and its online service remain committed to maintaining the basic tenets of democracy especially as it relates to free speech and the responsibilities thereof.
The Parrot Newspaper maintains a tri-weekly publication with circulation rate of about 1500 copies per edition. Parrot’s online service (www.theparrotnews.com) which was remodeled and relaunched in May 2018 now has an average hit count of more than 1,000 views daily.
Parrot’s print publication will as of August 2018 increase its circulation beyond Montserrado County, to include Bomi (Tubmanburg), Bong (Gbarnga), Nimba (Ganta) and Grand Bassa (Buchanan) Counties.
Parrot is expected to soon launch an online television network that will cater to our home and Diaspora audience. ParrotTV will be geared towards informing Liberians and Friends of Liberia about socio-economic and political developments at home and abroad. It will also be the most unique platform for advertisers to showcase themselves, their firms, wares and products to their valued customers/clients and potential customers/clients.
Mr. (Moncio) Robert Wilmot Kpadeh is Chairman of the Board of the Korpu Media Consultancy. A former Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Chairman Kpadeh has wide ranging hands-on and professional experience working with the Liberian media and government. His tenacity in getting the job done endeared him so much to Ambassador Joseph Nyumah that he was tasked to serve as Secretary General of the National Movement for Boakai for President (NAMBO) during the 2017 presidential and legislative elections. A prolific socio-economic and political commentator, Kpadeh maintains a regular column in the Parrot, entitled, “Deep Thought“.
Mr. Molley Paasewe is the Managing Editor of the Parrot Newspaper and the Parrot Online News service. Managing Editor Paasewe is a crusading Liberian journalist with over 25 years of profound journalism experience, and brings to the job a rich depth of knowledge into the socio-economic and political dynamics of Liberia, the MRU basin and by extension—the sub-region. He has been a fearless investigative journalist with immense dexterity and unyielding will to dig deep, establish and reveal the fact—even at the peril of his life.