General News of Thursday, 17 December 2015
The US Embassy in Ghana has assured it will offer special training in election coverage to Ghanaian journalists ahead of the 2016 elections.
According to the new Press Attaché’ at the US Embassy, Sara Velduizen Stealy, the move will form part of America’s contribution towards ensuring a credible and peaceful polls in Ghana.
Speaking to StarrFMonline.com in an interview, Veldhuizen Stealy said the US will continue to play its role to promote a healthy democracy in Ghana.
“The US Government recognizes there is a lot of elections coming up in the coming year and reporting on elections is essential to democracy and so we are making online courses available to journalists.
“These courses are free and will provide the fundamentals of reporting on elections and how to provide the fair and unbiased coverage that will help the audience focus their minds on the issues that are important to them,” she stated.
She commended the Ghanaian media for the enthusiasm with which they go about their responsibilities. She said the vibrant nature of the Ghanaian media is healthy in the effort to sustain democracy and rule of law in the West African country.
Both the United States and Ghana will go to the polls in November 2016 to elect Presidents.