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General News of Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Source: GNA

Media commended for professionalism in coronavirus reportage

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Ghanaian media have been commended for the professionalism shown so far in the reportage of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Police Sergeant Daniel Ofori-Appiah, Founder of Watch Your Tongue (WYT) Ghana Initiative, who made the commendation, said the dissemination of information during these trying times has been phenomenal.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, he said: "I highly commend and appreciate the Ghanaian media for the wonderful job since Ghana had the first case of Coronavirus also known as COVID-19".

Sergeant Ofori-Appiah said in helping to curb the spread of the pandemic, the media has contributed immensely by the sensitising, cautioning and educating the Ghanaian populace.

"Their nationalistic effort cannot be questioned so far as the current relief we are experiencing is concerned," adding that "many media houses have committed their precious prime time towards creating awareness".

He expressed contentment about the fact that sensationalism, discrimination, favouritism and half-truths did not take the good side of their reports.

"Professionalism has been paramount during this era," he said, adding that there are so many institutions that needed to be applauded but "I wish to say 'ayekoo' to the media".

"I believe this good gesture will continue for the betterment of our dear mother Ghana, he said.

He urged media personnel to adopt the Watch Your Tongue concepts of "Think right," "Speak right," "Act Right" and "Write Right," for sustainable peace and development in the 2020 general elections.

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