NMC charges media practitioners to avoid acts that compromise their integrity
The National Media Commission says it is concerned about the peace and stability of the country and the role of the media, especially in this election year.
The Commission will therefore ensure the media remains focused and avoid acts that are likely to throw the nation into chaos.
This came to light, when the Ashanti Regional Media Advisory Committee of the National Media Commission held discussions with journalists, in Kumasi on guidelines for political journalism.
A member of the Regional Media Advisory Committee, Mrs. Adwoa Amankwah who spoke on the topic, “Core Journalistic Values And Ethics”, called on media practitioners to always seek to provide the public with information that will enable the electorate to make intelligent choices during elections.
This she said would require that news reports are comprehensive, fair, impartial and objective.
Mrs. Amankwah cautioned media practitioners to avoid activities that may compromise their integrity as journalists or damage their credibility in order to be effective in the discharge of their duties.
According to her, media houses must not limit their political coverage to just campaigns.
Coverage should be extended to encompass all phases up to and including the declaration of results.