Information Minister Mustapha Hamid says it is his desire that the upcoming International Press Freedom Day will improve media ethics in Ghana. Speaking ahead of the celebration of the Day to be hosted by Ghana on May 3, Mr. Hamid says the ceremony is a good opportunity to improve media practice in Ghana. “…so that beyond this conference it will improve our own journalism practice and media ethics here in Ghana,” he said.
The Presidential spokesperson also said he hopes that the local media will participate fully in the event and learn from other practitioners that will visit the country on the D day. “I am just hoping that with maximum participation by the Ghanaian media…we will come and be able to exchange ideas and influence each other in terms of ethical practice,” he told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Monday.
The International Press Freedom Day is an annual event to raise awareness of press freedom and to remind governments of their duty to respect the independence of the media. It was adopted by the United Nations in 1948 as part of the Universal Declarations of Human Rights in the Article 19 of the document.
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