DELIBERATE MISINFORMATION BY MEDIA PRACTITIONERS SHOULD BE CURBED- AKUFFO ADDO
During the 12th congregation of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) 2018 at Okponglo New site in Accra, Akuffo Addo advised the graduates to curb misinformation by some Media Practitioners.
The graduation ceremony took place at the uncompleted GIJ campus in Accra because of the huge number of graduants shortlisted to graduate this year since the old campus cannot accommodate them. There have been several calls by the school management for successive government as a matter of urgency, fast track completion of the new campus at Okponglo, but has proven futile till date.
The president who was invited to the occasion gave his speech and told graduates to solve problems concerning deliberate misinformation by some Media Practitioners. He said that due to the enthusiasm of being the first to publish a news about a recent happening, some Media personnel do not investigate on the truthfulness of the news before broadcasting it. They tend to draw a deliberate distortion to the public which later gives a wrong interpretation about the newscast.
Akuffo Addo, in the course of his speech said journalists advocate non-existing facts which twists the certainty about the matter. This is a major threats to the integrity of the Media Arena he said and it is something that is going on in the whole world in the Media domain.
His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo congratulated and encouraged them to come out to work diligently and solve the problem of deliberate fabrication in the Media ground or wherever they find themselves.
By: Betty Abaidoo/pinkfmonlinegh.com