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Journalists told to help keep nation calm

Koforidua, Aug 01, GNA –Journalists have been reminded to get right with the law and act more professionally to keep the nation calm as the political election campaign intensified.

Koforidua, Aug 01, GNA –Journalists have been reminded to get right with the law and act more professionally to keep the nation calm as the political election campaign intensified.

    Mr. AffailMonney, President of the Ghana Journalists Association(GJA),said they should use their platform to promote peace.
He was speaking at a round table media interaction organized by Vodafone Ghana, one of the leading communication companies in the country, in Koforidua.
    He expressed concerned about the rising political tensionand said many well-meaning Ghanaians were getting worried, especially about the role being played by the media.
  He said it was important for the journalist to make sure they operated within the confines of the law and to uphold the ethics of the profession.
Mr.Monney counseled that they refused to use their platform for anything unethical and insulting.
    He urged hosts of radio and television programmes to take full control of their programmes and to walk out people, who used intemperate language and refused to withdraw those words when their attention had beendrawn to what they had said.
Again, he asked that, they educated themselves on the electoral laws and to join hands with the Electoral Commission and other civil society organizations to carry out voter education.
Mr.GayheartEdem Mensah, External Corporate Affairs Manager of Vodafone, advised mobile phones users to see to it that they registered their simcards in their names and particulars.
He indicated that the data on the simcard had a lot of implication and that must not be lost on anybody.

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