GJA to hold media convention on 2016 polls


Kumasi, March 15, GNA – The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) is to hold a media convention on the 2016 general polls in Kumasi on Thursday, March 17.

The programme dubbed ‘Media for an undisputed and peaceful 2016 elections’, would provide the platform for journalists to share experiences in election coverage and draw relevant lessons.

The United States (US) Embassy in Accra is supporting it.

A statement signed by Mr Affail Monney, President of the Association, said participants would identify practices that disturbed media operations, undermined professionalism and public peace in the last elections.

It would again pinpoint potential trouble spots as far as the operation of the media was concerned.

The statement said the expectation was that participants would examine issues that would be raised at the convention and propose solutions to them.

It mentioned Mr. Kwasi Gyan Apenteng, Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Mr. Kwasi Jonah, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG), Madam Charlotte Osei, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) and Ms. Sara Veldhuizen Stealy, Press Attache, US Embassy, among the speakers at the convention.

‘Towards free, fair and undisputed 2016 elections: the role of the media’ is the theme chosen for programme.


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