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GJA calls for arrest of MP Aliu Mahama for assaulting Journalist
Politics

GJA calls for arrest of MP Aliu Mahama for assaulting Journalist

Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, MP for YendiThe Northern Regional Chapter of the Ghana Journalists Association is calling for the arrest of the MP for Yendi, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, for assaulting a journalist on Saturday 27the January 2024.A CITI News Reporter, Mohammed Aminu Alabira, was attacked during last weekend’s NPP’s Parliamentary Primaries while he was covering proceedings in the Constituency.According to the GJA, in Tamale, the MP Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama slapped and kicked the Reporter, causing him to fall. Supporters of the MP then pounced on him in the full glare of Security Personnel, who managed to rescue him.The GJA said it strongly condemns the act perpetrated by no less a person than the MP for whose interest the journalist was there at ...
Actress and Journalist, Jayne Buckman-Owoo dies at age 49
Entertainment

Actress and Journalist, Jayne Buckman-Owoo dies at age 49

Ghanaian Actress, editor and an entertainment journalist at Graphic Communication Jayne Buckman-Owoo has died after a short illness.The seasoned actress gave up the ghost in the morning of Friday August 18, 2023, after a brief illness.Jayne has been in the Ghanaian entertainment and media scene for more than two decades and covered significant events in Ghana and abroad as a staff writer for the Graphic Communications group.Jayne Buckman-Owoo received the recognition she deserved after serving in the creative industry for over 20 years.She was honored at the Golden Age Creative Arts Awards (GACAA), which were held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra in 2021. Jayne received a recognition and an award for her excellence in leadership in the field of the creative arts.A staff wri...
Journalists should invest in digital fact checking tools to enhance their professionalism
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Journalists should invest in digital fact checking tools to enhance their professionalism

Mrs Maud Adjeley Ashong Elliot, Lecturer, Information Technology (IT) Department, University of Professional Studies, has advised journalists to invest in digital fact checking tools to make their news authentic.She said the internet never forgot information that had been shared on it, hence, it behooved journalists to ensure that whatever they put there was true.Mrs Ashong Elliot gave the advice during a Digital Literacy and Skills training workshop in Accra, organised by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands for female journalists.The training was to empower women with the skills to use the internet and digital tools for their work to improve their lives and safety online.Statistics show that over 4.74 bil...
Put a spotlight on climate change, Journalists told  
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Put a spotlight on climate change, Journalists told  

Journalists have been urged to put a spotlight on climate change to enhance the understanding of the citizenry about the dangers it poses to the earth. Mr Jerry Sam, the Executive Director of Pensplusybtes, a not-for-profit organisation who made the call, said the Ghanaian population could contribute to addressing or tackling the climate change crisis, only if they understood and appreciated climate change intricacies and impacts.     He was speaking at the opening session of a three-day training workshop to build the capacity of selected Journalists to investigate and write in-depth and compelling stories on climate-related issues.      Penplusbytes with support from DW Akademie under its Climate Crisis Journalism Project is organising the workshop that would expose...
U.S. soccer journalist Grant Wahl dies at 48 in Qatar
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U.S. soccer journalist Grant Wahl dies at 48 in Qatar

Grant Wahl, one of the most well-known soccer writers in the United States, died early Saturday while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands. He was 48.US media seated near him said Wahl fell back in his seat in the press box at Lusail Iconic Stadium during extra time and reporters adjacent to him called for assistance. Emergency services workers responded very quickly, the reporters said, and they were later were told that Wahl had died."He received immediate emergency medical treatment on site, which continued as he was transferred by ambulance to Hamad General Hospital," the World Cup organizing committee said in a statement, which did not list a cause of death. "We are in touch with the US Embassy and relevant local authorities to ensure the process...
‘I Don’t Support Attacks Against Journalists’
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‘I Don’t Support Attacks Against Journalists’

President Akufo-Addo says he does not in any shape or form accept attacks against journalists, even the ones who abuse him.That, he said was because “the safety of journalists in Ghana has to be considered sacrosanct; sacrosanct from members of the community, sacrosanct from agencies of the state and we must be a country where journalists have to feel safe to go about their work.”That was when leadership of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) called on him at the Jubilee House Wednesday.It followed concerns raised by President of the Association about supposed attacks on journalists.“I want to be very unequivocal about the safety of Journalists. I don’t condone attacks on any journalist, even those who abuse me, I do not condone any attacks on them”, was how he put...
Wife of Citi FM’s Bernard Avle is dead
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Wife of Citi FM’s Bernard Avle is dead

Justine Avle, died on 3 August 2022 after a short illness. Bernard Avle married Justine in 2011 and their 11-year-old marriage was blessed with four children Bernard Avle (right) with his wife Justine Avle (left)Wife of General Manager of Citi FM and host of the Citi Breakfast Show on Citi FM and Point of View Show on Citi TV, Bernard Avle, has died.Justine Avle, died in the evening of 3 August 2022 at the hospital after a short illness.Mr Avle married Justine in 2011 and their 11-year-old marriage was blessed with four children.Mr Avle, whenever he is heard talking about his wife on air, always referred to her as his biggest inspiration.Bernard Koku Avle also known as Bernardino Koku Avle was born 20 May 1981. He is a Ghanaian media personality, broadcast jou...
Your Role Is Important for Ghana’s Democracy -U.S Ambassador To Journalists
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Your Role Is Important for Ghana’s Democracy -U.S Ambassador To Journalists

Ambassador Virginia Palmer with Journalists in TamaleThe U.S Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia Palmer, has urged Journalists to conduct their work with great professionalism to consolidate Ghana’s democracy.“Democracy is Ghana’s strongest attribute so the role you play cannot be overestimated. The embassy is behind you and when there’s a problem we will come to your defense because your role as a Journalist is very important.”The U.S Ambassador as part of her working visit to Tamale had a media engagement with Journalists and indicated that the media play an important role in ensuring accountability and assured that the U.S Embassy will support media development and press freedom at all times.“ The reporting you do on corruption is one of the most important factors in keep...
Tamale Based Journalist, 2 Others Killed In Robbery Attack
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Tamale Based Journalist, 2 Others Killed In Robbery Attack

A radio presenter with Tamale-based Neesim FM, Alhaasan Suale, has been shot dead in a robbery attack at Kalariga, a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region.The deceased radio presenter is said to have been hit by a stray bullet during a robbing incident involving a mobile money vendor.A statement by the Ghana Police Service has confirmed the incident indicating that the robbery resulted in the death of one alleged suspect and two victims.The statement further said two others including one of the alleged robbers and one other victim sustained gunshot wounds and are receiving medical attention.The Police however assured that they are working around the clock to bring the perpetrators to book.Within the week there was another robbery incident around the Afa Ajura’s m...
Your greatest asset is credibility not lies – Otumfuo Osei Tutu tells Journalists
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Your greatest asset is credibility not lies – Otumfuo Osei Tutu tells Journalists

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has admonished the media to help preserve the peace, unity and stability of the country by discharging their responsibilities diligently.Speaking at the official opening of the maiden media capacity enhancement programme at the Manhyia Palace on Monday (10 January), the Asantehene said: “It is my hope that improving the understanding of our practitioners will contribute to the enhancement of the quality of the media and diminish the source of concerns we have today.”“Let me conclude with a fervent appeal to the media, to all our journalists and media owners, you all have a duty to protect and preserve the unity and stability of our country, in the face of all the turmoil in the world, you are proud because you can point to your country with...