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…

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…

Manage religious pluralism to promote peace – Rev Asante

June 25, 2016/ By Graphic Online He said, irrespective of the beneficial role religion played in the management of conflicts, particularly, violent conflicts in a nation to enhance peace and security, it could also become a source of violent conflicts and national insecurity if religious pluralism was not managed effectively. He noted that religion could…

NMC Jabs Gov’t Over RTI Bill

2 May, 2016 / By http://news.peacefmonline.com/ Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Mr. Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, has expressed disquiet about the long delay of the passage of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill. Although he noted Ghana has come far in its quest for freedom of expression, he said the absence of a relevant and specific…

Gadzekpo: Boom in radio stations not media pluralism

26 November 2015 / By Ghana Web A former director of the School of Information and Communication Studies of the University of Ghana has said a spike in the number of radio stations across Ghana has, in reality, not translated into media pluralism. Prof Audrey Gadzekpo said the liberalisation of the media in Ghana since…

Ghana ranked 22nd country in World Press Freedom Index

5 May 2015 / By Godwin Akweiteh Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana Ghana has been ranked the 22nd country on the World Press Freedom Index. According to the 2015 World Press Freedom Index ranking, compiled by Paris-based ‘Reporters Without Borders,’ Ghana ranked 22nd out of 180 countries. This was disclosed by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Omane Boamah at a symposium…

Intensify fight against corruption – Akufo-Addo charges media

13th January, 2015/ By Ghana Web Nana Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has encouraged the media to intensify their reportage on corruption and expose officials to help the country reduce the canker to its barest minimum. According to Akufo-Addo, the media should support and collaborate with the party to wage…

Ghana at international peace and media events

22th November 2014 / By Ghana High Commission, Windhoek, Namibia Former President John Agyekum Kufuor was last week in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital participating in activities marking the 20th anniversary of the Governing Council of Interpeace, based in Geneva, Switzerland, of which he has been chairman for the past five years. The Ghanaian former President took…