The Private Newspapers and Online News Publishers Association of Ghana ( PRINPAG) has called on Journalists in Ghana to continue to provide accurate and balance reportage news to enhance democracy.
According to the association, a well researched reportage news would have the chance of informing and educating the citizens on their role and as well as their responsibility to the nation.
PRINPAG made the call in a statement signed by its National President, Edwin Arthur, to mark World News Day, which is observed annually on September 27.
“On this World News Day, let us recommit ourselves to the principles of truth, accuracy, and balanced reporting. Together, we can build a stronger, more equitable society founded on the values of transparency and accountability,” the statement added.
Read the Statement Below
As an association, PRINPAG recognizes the vital role played by media organizations in fostering transparency, accountability, and democratic values within our society. We stand firm in promoting free speech and protecting the rights of journalists to report without fear of censorship or persecution. In a time when misinformation and disinformation abound, responsible journalism remains the cornerstone of an informed citizenry.
In celebration of World News Day 2023, PRINPAG would like to encourage media professionals, news organizations, and the public to actively engage in meaningful dialogues regarding the significance of reliable news sources in shaping public opinion and democracy.
We extend our gratitude to all our member organizations, journalists, and stakeholders within the media fraternity for their unwavering commitment in providing accurate and credible news to the Ghanaian public. Your dedication and professionalism have contributed immensely to the overall development of our nation.
On this World News Day, let us recommit ourselves to the principles of truth, accuracy, and balanced reporting. Together, we can build a stronger, more equitable society founded on the values of transparency and accountability.
*About Private Newspapers and Online News Publishers Association of Ghana:*
PRINPAG is an association that represents the interests of private newspapers and online news publishers in Ghana. We strive to promote professionalism, ethical practices, and the development of the private media sector in the country. By fostering collaboration and advocacy, PRINPAG aims to protect the rights and privileges of its members while upholding high journalistic standards.
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Andrew Edwin Arthur