GJA approves new code of ethics for practitioners

November 14, 2016/ By Theresah Esson The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has approved a new code of ethics for the association. The new code, which contains 24 guidelines and is to replace the 1994 guidelines of the GJA, is to ensure the highest journalistic standards in the country. It also takes cognizance of all ethical…

¿Periodismo en horas bajas?

November 11, 2016/ By Juantxo López de Urralde Dicen que corren malos tiempos para el periodismo. Desde un lado les acusan de someterse a las empresas, de que compran su libertad de información con la publicidad; desde el otro los propios periodistas se defienden y también hacen autocrítica; y en medio tenemos un mercado de…

Who owns media?

November 11, 2016 / By Ellen Tordesillas The Philippines is described as the country with the freest press in Asia. Do we truly have freedom of the press? Can reporters write irregularities in an industry without bothering whether the owners of the media they are working for would not be displeased because they have business interests…

Media Stakeholders Deliberate On New GJA Code Of Ethics

November 11, 2016/ By News Ghana The forum brought together GJA members and executives, media owners, representatives of groupings and the academia and experts in the media sectors to review the draft GJA code of ethics. A seven- member committee was constituted to review the code with sponsorship from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Mr Roland…

EU and AU statement on freedom of expression

4, November 2016/ By Bizcommunity The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists was marked on 2 November 2016 by media organisations around the globe. In a joint statement by the European Union and African Union, the following was said: “Media accountability lies first and foremost with the general public. Freedom of opinion…

OSCE Representative condemns continued arrests of journalists in Turkey, calls on authorities to restore media pluralism

1, November 2016/ By Diplomatic Inteligence OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović Monday condemned the arrest of the editor-in-chief of the Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, Murat Sabuncu, and three of its columnists, Güray Öz, Aydın Engin and Kadri Gürsel, the latter is also a member of the board of the International Press…