The chairman of the National Media Commission, Kabral Blay-Amihere, has admonished the Ghanaian media to uphold professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
According to him, it was time journalists learnt to practise journalism as stipulated in the ethical values of the profession.
‘We must exercise high professionalism and sanity in the airwaves and in the newspapers while we protect the rights and freedom of the public,’ he said.
Mr Blay-Amihere was speaking at a joint meeting of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the National Media Commission (NMC) to discuss and solicit inputs into the development of the proposed broadcasting bill.
The meeting was also used to discuss ways of developing the media through effective regulation of the media’s activities to ensure serenity in its content to the public.
It was also to afford the two institutions the opportunity to come out with ways to deepen collaboration in discharging their duties so as to transform the media in its service to the nation.
The participants also used the avenue to devise best strategies to monitor and control the content of social media.
In his address, Parrock Vanpercy, Director General of the NCA, said the NCA would be stricter in ensuring compliance with the journalistic ethics expected of the media.
‘We want to send a signal to the broadcasting media that there are regulations of how broadcast journalism should be carried out in Ghana and this must be observed,’ he said.
BY Jamila Akweley Okertchiri
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