GIBA gives 400 copies of Code of Ethics handbook to Police

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) on Monday presented 400 copies of the Association’s handbook on its Code of Ethics to the Ghana Police Service in Accra.

The handbooks are to help the Police understand the ethical guidelines of private media practitioners with regards to maintaining peace ahead of the December general elections.

The Association launched its Code of Ethics in July, this year, to serve as a conduct for journalists towards responsible reportage during Election 2012 and beyond.

Presenting the handbooks, Mr Akwasi Agyeman, GIBA Vice President, noted that the gesture was to reinforce the partnership the Association had with the Police Service.

He reiterated the association’s position on the fact that no member would be allowed to undermine the peace of the nation through the information they air to the public before, during and after the elections.

DSP Cephas Arthur, Director, Public Affairs, Ghana Police Service, receiving the items, said GIBA had demonstrated that ensuring peace, and order in the country, especially during elections was not a responsibility of the Police alone.

He expressed appreciation to the Association, adding that copies of the book would be distributed to all Commanders and various departments of the Service to serve as a guide in the discharge of their duties during the elections.

Source: GNA

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