Sunday 4th September, 2016
Albert Futukpor/Kamara Osman Faisal, GNA
Tamale, Sept. 4, GNA – The National Media
Commission (NMC) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme
has trained selected journalists in the Northern Region on promoting peace.
The one-day training, which was held in
Tamale, formed part of the overall initiative by the NMC to promote peace
journalism in the upcoming general election.
Dr Seidu Alidu, Senior Lecturer at the
Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana, who was the
resource person for the training, urged journalists to firm up their
gate-keeping roles by guarding against the use of intemperate words in their
He said elections were the very crucial
deciding factors that determined who governed the country, and there is the
likelihood that people might dwell on those factors to cause mayhem hence the
need for journalists to use their platforms to promote peace.
He urged journalists to use their work to
strengthen people’s resolve to achieving peace since the country could only
consolidate her democracy when there was peaceful co-existence.