Ghana Journalists Association worried over falling media standards ahead of 2016 elections

Affail Monney - GJA President
Affail Monney – GJA President

President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) says journalism practice is at the crossroads because some journalists and media houses are performing below bar.

Affail Monney says such a conduct from media practitioners and private electronic media houses is unacceptable as Ghana heads to the polls.

He has been addressing journalists at a 3-day capacity building workshop on migration for investigative journalists organized by the Panos Institute West Africa and the Africa Center for International Law and Accountability in Accra.

According to him, though the 4-month imprisonment handed each to the Montie FM trio is still fresh in the minds of journalists, the airwaves continue to be mixed with best and below bar radio programs.

“Fast forwarding to 2016, today we are at the crossroads again. This time, majority of the challenges we faced are in the electronic media, particularly private radio. READ MORE OF THIS STORY


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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.