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03.11.2007 General News

Media Must Be Objective In Reportage - Retired Media Practitioner

Media Must Be Objective In Reportage - Retired Media Practitioner
Mr Mark Woyongo, a former Upper East Regional Information Officer, has called on the media to be objective and accurate in their reportage.
He made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Bolgatanga, Upper East last Thursday.
Mr Woyongo who had recently been elected unopposed on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress party (NDC) as the parliamentary candidate for Navrongo Central Constituency stated that the credibility of any media practitioner depended on objectivity and accurate reporting.
He expressed concern about the way some journalists allow material gifts
to influence them thereby compromising their credibility.
The Retired Regional Information Officer indicated that it was very crucial for the media to exhibit a high  sense of professionalism in the execution of their duties especially during the forthcoming general election.
He appealed to the media, especially those in the North to help bridge the gap between the North and the South by highlighting on developmental issues in the area and said until the recent flood that hit the regions it had never received any publications on the media landscape.
Mr Woyongo noted that he would help advocate by ensuring that the Northern Regions became the food basket of the country if given the nod as a parliamentary candidate in his constituency.
He said the North had more agriculture potential than Burkina Faso and wondered why that country export a lot of green vegetables and fresh fruits whereas Ghana did not.