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Journalists must reflect thorough professionalism - Kabral Blay-Amihere
From: Ghana| GNA          Published On: December 2, 2012, 10:44 GMT
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Journalists must reflect thorough professionalism - Kabral Blay-Amihere

Kabral Blay-Amihere

The Chairman of National Media Commission (NMC), Kabral Blay-Amihere has urged journalists to reflect thorough professionalism in the discharge of their duties as the December 7, 2012 polls draw near.

He said journalists working with radio stations especially must take their gate keeping responsibilities seriously and prevent hate speech as well as tendentious statements on the airwaves.

Mr Blay-Amihere was speaking at the Maiden Awards Day Celebration of Volta Premier Frequency Modulation (FM) Station, 98.1 MHZ, in Ho on Saturday to climax the campus station’s 16th anniversary.

It was on the theme: “The Role of Campus Radio Station in National Development.”

He said there was too much tension on the airwaves with politicians and political party supporters sometimes reflecting unnecessary aggression.

Mr Blay-Amihere insisted journalist must go by the journalistic code of ethics which expects them to be fair and truthful.

He stressed that airwaves are part of public space and that the NMC and the National Communication Authority (NCA) would not shirk their responsibilities in calling recalcitrant radio stations to order.

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