Friday, 19 July

Renowned media veterans to discuss future of journalism at GJA 75th anniversary lecture in Ho

General News
GJA President, Albert Kwabena Dwumfour

Three distinguished media veterans will explore the future of journalism in Ghana as they deliver the second lecture in the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) 75th Anniversary Public Lecture series. 

The event will take place at the New Ho Municipal Assembly Hall on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 9:30 am.

The speakers include Prof. Kwame Karikari, a communications lecturer and media freedom advocate; Cameron Duodu, a renowned columnist and international journalist; and Dr. Akofa Segbefia, a media consultant. 

They will discuss the theme: "75 Years of Excellence in Journalism: Shaping the Future."

The lecture will be chaired by Rev. Ruby Amable, a retired broadcaster formerly with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, and will feature Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, as the Special Guest.

The event is supported by MTN, Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, the Volta Regional Coordinating Council, and the Ho Municipal Assembly, the event will gather media practitioners, academics, students, and the general public. 

It will be broadcast live on national and local television and radio stations.

The theme for the GJA 75th Anniversary is "75 Years of Excellence in Journalism: Honouring the Past, Embracing the Present, and Shaping the Future." 

To give the anniversary a national character, the GJA National Executive has decided to take the public lecture series to different regions. 

The first lecture, held in Kumasi a few weeks ago, was highly successful, receiving praise from the regional GJA leadership and other participants.

The second public lecture in Ho is expected to continue the success established in Kumasi.