The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has  commemorated this year’s World Press Freedom Day.

This year’s world press freedom day was held under the theme: “Information As a Public Good: Media Literacy, Press Freedom and the State of Journalism In Ghana

The Rector of Ghana institute of Journalism,Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo has acknowledged that Ghana, as a country, had chalked quite some significant progress in the attainment of press freedom but still had a lot to do in realising this dream.

He said Ghana still has a long way to go in attaining freedom of the press, media literacy and high standards in the practice of journalism in the country and called for a concerted effort by all stakeholders particularly government, to put in place the the appropriate measures to ensure that the media in Ghana attains true freedom, economic independence, public cooperation and support among others.

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The UNESCOC commission representative to Ghana,Mr.Osei Asare in his address urge Journalists to place more emphasis on self-development and also be guided by the ethics of their profession to be able to fight the canker called misinformation and disinformation that is eating the moral fiber of our society sowing confusion and hatred.

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