JournalistsThe Electoral Commission (EC) has reminded journalists to be factual and more circumspect in their coverage of elections to avoid needless suspicion and confusion.
Mr. Samuel Tettey, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Commission, said they should be fair and to get their facts right.
Again, it is important for the media to be abreast of electoral rules and regulations.
He was speaking at a day?s workshop held by the Commission for over 60 journalists drawn from both the print and electronic media, to aid them to improve the quality of election reporting.
This comes as preparation for the district level elections gathered momentum.
It was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and formed part of the capacity building for the Ghanaian media election reportage.
Mr. Tettey reminded them to do more to help both voters and candidates to play by the rules of the game to grow the country?s democracy.
The Executive Secretary of the National Media Commission (NMC), Mr. George Sarpong, asked them to be credible with their facts and to make sure that they do not put themselves in their stories.
They should be objective and balanced in their reports and leave the public to make their own judgment.
Mr. Sarpong advised them against unprofessional conduct, likely to create credibility problems for them.
He underlined the resolve of the NMC to ensure that the media upheld high journalistic standards.

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