Election 2020: Media Personnel trained to be responsible in news reporting

Media personnel in the country have been asked to be responsible in their reportage especially as the nation approaches another crucial General Elections in December.

The training session organized by the Ghana Journalists Association and sponsored by the US Embassy is being held for media personnel across the country.

During the session for the Ashanti and Bono zones held Thursday June 25th, 2020 at the Miklin Hotel, journalists were taken through the GJA guidelines on Election Coverage and the various Guidelines of the NMC: Correlations and Synergies by Mr. Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh; Chairman of the NMC.

He stressed the need for journalists to be aware of sources, legal framework, experts, and political philosophies of the various parties and strive to be responsible and measured in their reportage. He advised journalists to guard their credibility and be sure to seek independent verification of their stories. “Remember to separate comments from facts” he advised and also reminded the journalists of the public’s right to true information.

Mr. Boadu-Ayeboafoh also charged media personnel not to fail in their duty of holding government in check.

Other components of the Media Convention focused on Concerns and expectations of the EC on Media coverage of Election 2020 and Social Media as a tool for information flow-prospects and challenges.

This year’s Media Convention was held under the theme The 2020 Election-Role of the Media in Promoting Civility and Discernment in the Political Discourse.



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