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21.10.2008 General News

Media Week Advocated

By Lawrence Kwesi Akpaku -

Berifi Apenteng, former managing director of the Graphic Communications Group, has suggested that in future, Journalists Awards Nights be celebrated with a week-long programme.

That, he said, would afford the association the opportunity to critically examine the basic needs and problems facing members.

“The Journalism Week could also be used to organise symposia, seminars and other educative programmes for members,” he added.

Mr Apenteng, who was chairman of the Awards Committee, said this in Accra yesterday, when he submitted the committee's report to the executives of the Ghana Journalists Association.

The committee was tasked to vet entries submitted towards this year's awards night scheduled for Saturday.

Even though details of the report were not disclosed, Mr Apenteng said out of the 23 categories for which entries were submitted, there were no winners in nine as a result of basic errors made in submission of the entries, while others did not meet the required standard.

He urged the executive to educate members more on the criteria used in selecting winners for the awards so that “such minor mistakes in this year's entries are avoided in future”.

The GJA President, Ransford Tetteh, in receiving the report, thanked the members of the committee and promised that the Executive would implement the suggestions made towards moving the association forward.

Other members of the committee were Dr Doris Yaa Dartey, Francis Kokutse, Emmanuel Vorgbe, Ms Adwoa Asiedu, George Sarpong, Robert Johnson and Sammy Aduagyei.