Press Freedom: Media capacity enhancement prog. coming

The Akufo-Addo-led government says it is in the process of implementing a Media Capacity Enhancement Programme (MCEP) to boost the capacity of media practitioners in the delivery of their mandate in the country...


The Akufo-Addo-led government says it is in the process of implementing a Media Capacity Enhancement Programme (MCEP) to boost the capacity of media practitioners in the delivery of their mandate in the country.

This was contained in a statement signed by Information Minister Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, as Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark World Press Freedom Day, today, Friday, 3 May 2019 on the theme: “Media for Democracy, Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation.”

Despite the many attacks on journalists recorded over the years in the country, the government said “the protection of media practitioners is also to witness a boost with the introduction of a coordinating mechanism on the safety of journalists before July.”

The government further acknowledged the risk of disinformation and, thus, admonished media practitioners to be factual in their reportage always.

The government further reiterated its commitment to supporting measures that deepen the frontiers of free expression in the advancement of Ghana’s democracy.

The United Nations General Assembly declared 3 May every year to be World Press Freedom Day or just World Press Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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