Media urged to moderate language on air

mediaMr William Mantey, a faculty member of Governance Issues Forum (GIF), has urged radio presenters to be cautious with their approach on air when demanding accountability from political office holders.

He said though the media had the right to demand accountability from political office holders on behalf of the populace, they had the responsibility to respect and protect the rights of those duty-bearers and other citizens of the country.

Mr Mantey therefore called for moderation to avoid the use of intemperate language on the air waves.

He said this at a two-day training workshop for new and old members of the Suhum branch of the Governance Issues Forum Network (GIFNET) at Suhum.

The GIF is a project being promoted by the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG) to provide public space for state and non-state actors to interact on matters of public policy, democracy, governance and matters that affect the social  well being and human development.

The GIF processes provide opportunity for the less privileged and the disadvantaged the opportunity to contribute their views in the formulation of policies that affect them and to demand accountability from duty bearers.

The two-day training workshop was to train t members of the GIFNET on how to use the GIF concept to support the development of their districts and to promote social accountability.

Mr Mantey urged the participants to learn the GIF modalities and processes well, to help promote democratic culture and development in the Suhum Municipality.

Source: GNA

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