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19.11.2008 General News

GJA President Advises Journalists

By (ISD) Darling M.E. Cann/ Victoria Osafo Bema

The President of the Ghana Journalist's Association (GJA) Mr. Ransford Tetteh, has today added his voice to call on Journalists to be circumspect on their reportage before, during and after the fourth coming elections.

He noted that Ghanaian Journalists have an onerous task to guide the election by reporting on issues concerning it freely, fairly, openly and transparently.

He made this known when the management of Viasat-1, a new television station paid a courtesy call on the National Executive of the GJA in Accra yesterday to inform them their presence in Ghana.

Mr Tetteh urged Journalists to be professional on their job and to exercise the freedom which the liberalisation of the media landscape in Ghana has provided them with great responsibility.

He assured the readiness of the GJA to partner Viasat 1 in order to strengthen the media frontiers of the nation.

Viasat Broadcasting G Limited is part of the International Entertainment Broadcasting Group Modern Times Group MTG AB. MTG's Viasat Broadcasting is the largest free- TV and satellites premium Pay-TV operator in Scandinavia and the Baltics, and operates free-TV channels in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and the Balkans and a DTH Platform in Ukraine as well as pay-TV channels in a total of 24 European Countries.

The Chief Executive Officer of Viasat-1, Rune Skogeng, said 'Viasat 1's first port of call in Africa; is Ghana, because the country is stable and peaceful and a role model for Africa,' adding that Ghana has a thriving economy and the media also have a very large freedom to operate.

Mr Skogeng said the objective of the station is to provide national coverage to offer entertainment for the enjoyment of all Ghanaians.