Mr Eric Kwadjo Amoh, Chairman of the Upper East branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), has urged journalists to take advantage of the World Press Freedom Day to advance the social needs of the poor and vulnerable in society.
He said as a country, there was so much rot perpetuated by leaderships, especially politicians and emphasized that journalists should make it a point to protect the rights of the people all the time.
On the commemoration of the Day, the Regional Chairman said the call for freedom of the press was necessitated by the inhumane actions against journalists and also honour those who lost their lives in the line of duty.”We are happy to celebrate another year”.
He noted that even though journalists have suffered assaults and other forms of maltreatment and intimidation, they should not be taken aback, and to see the hazards in the discharge of the duties as motivation to even work harder.
He therefore charged journalists in the Upper East Region to be circumspect in their reportage and live by tenets of the profession as well as work closely with the security apparatus to ensure peaceful co-existence in the Region.
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