The GH Media School has graduated 151 students in its seventh graduation ceremony held in Accra on the 25th of October 2020.
Dr Kofi Osei Kusi, Chancellor for GH Media, said the institution was focused on skills development and helping young people acquire skills that would enable them to get jobs and maximize their potential in life.
The Chancellor said the media was pivotal during elections in getting information across to the public and receiving feedback and it was crucial they remained unbiased, objective, giving a fair listening and fair audience to all competing political parties.
In a speech read on behalf of Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, the special guest of honour, by Mr Andrew Edwin Arthur, President for the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG), he said the media was the only institution capable of holding all stakeholders, Political parties, Security Agencies and the Electoral Commission, accountable for their actions and omissions.
He urged media practitioners to be circumspect in their reportage on election-related matters, ensure the love of the nation above all considerations and uphold the standards of the journalism profession in order not to create needless tension in the country.
“Let us be responsible enough in these critical times, abide by the ethics of our profession and resist all attempts by politicians to influence us to do their bidding in a way that could plunge the entire nation into chaos. I urge media practitioners to expose politicians, who would want to use the media to foment trouble in the country, no matter the expected reward,” he said.
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