Deputy Info Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide has stated although the government continues to be dedicated to making safe and conducive atmosphere for the exercise of journalism in Ghana, journalists will have to enjoy against bias and sensational reportage.
He has hence challenged journalists, as well as politicians, to rediscover and devote on their own as “responsible partners” in guarding Ghana’s democracy as the place retains 7th standard elections beneath the Fourth Republic in December.
Mr. Pius Hadzide, who was talking at the start of Media General’s Election Command Centre in Accra on Tuesday, admonished politicians and other information makers to also observe what they say and do, likewise journalists, he said, must also check out what and how they report.
“Sensational and viewpoint reportage, which imposes the bias and subjective views of reporters on factual accounts must make way for reliably factual reportage.”The Deputy Minister recommended Media Normal, operators of Tv3 Network Ltd, Onua Television, MG Radio (3FM, Onua FM, Join FM and Akoma FM), MG Electronic (3news.com) and Adesa Productions Ltd for their unparalleled coverage of elections with perfectly educated workers.
“We are hopeful that the Command Centre will synergize stakeholders these kinds of as the Electoral Fee, the inter-get together advisory committee, the Information Services Department, the NCCE and other individuals as the region prepares to compile a new voter’s register for instance, the Election Command Centre will come in handy as a system for info dissemination.”
Mr. Pius Hadzide touted government’s repeal of the legal libel law, passage of Whistleblower Act, and the Appropriate to Information and facts legislation below the NPP to portray it as a media friendly governing administration.
“The NPP federal government welcomes constructive criticism, but also encourages the media to decide on optimism over severe negativity and pessimism, therefore fork out interest to the several rewards of the numerous interventions and programmes of federal government,” he reported, mentioning the No cost SHS, planting for food items and task, ending the erratic energy provide (dumsor), and restoration of allowances to academics and nurses.
The Election Command Centre, intended to supply neutral and considerable protection of the 2020 elections, was released by the Group Main Government Officer of Media Typical, Mrs. Beatrice Agyemang Abbey. It was attended by politicians, spiritual leaders, civil modern society groups and folks from unique walks of everyday living as perfectly as administration of Media Common.
The Deputy Minister urged other media residences, primarily the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Company and the Everyday Graphic, to emulate Media General’s daring phase in direction of the December elections.
Believe in the Media Typical crew to bring you a trustworthy, responsible and credible reportage of the forthcoming 2020 general elections across radio, Tv and on line.
By Isaac Essel | 3news.com | Ghana
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