The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, has patted the works of journalists in Ghana, charging them to continue safeguarding the nati
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, has patted the works of journalists in Ghana, charging them to continue safeguarding the nation’s democracy and national security.
“You’re the beacon of truth, you’re the guidance of transparency, and you’re the vanguards of freedom and catalyst for informing and shaping public debate. With your role and the nation’s support and protection comes great responsibility.,” she observed.
While acknowledging that journalists possess the power to reach the ears, eyes, and hearts of the citizenry, she urged them to be mindful of their reportage ahead of the 2024 general elections.
“Therefore, your commitment to the peace and security of our country as we go to the polls in December 2024, should go beyond mere rhetoric to practicing responsible journalism,” she said on Sunday while delivering a keynote address at the 27th edition of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Award themed: “Leveraging Media Freedom to Sustain the Democratic and Security Architecture: The Litmus Test of Election 2024.”
Erastus Asare Donkor of Joy News, Joy FM, and Luv FM won the covetous award with his works on the devastating effects of illegal mining that have ignited national conversations.
Source: Kapital Kapitalne Team//2023.