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Pay attention to evironmental issues – GJA to journalists

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The Upper East Regional Chapter of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has charged journalists in the region to pay critical attention to issues concerning the environment.

Journalists can do this by “holding decision-makers accountable and empowering the public with accurate information to drive climate action.”

This was contained in a statement signed by the Upper East Regional Chairman of the GJA, William Nlanjerbor Jalulah, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

In December 1993, the UN General Assembly proclaimed May 3 as World Press Freedom Day based on the recommendation of UNESCO and in tandem with the anniversary celebration of the ‘Windhoek Declaration’ by the latter’s General Conference on May 3.

The commemoration of the Day is to remind governments of their commitments to press freedom and the need to respect the same.

This year’s WPFD theme is “Press for the Planet: Journalism in the face of the environmental crisis.” The GJA has chosen a national agenda, “Leveraging journalism for sustainable environment and future.”

Through the statement, Mr. Jalulah commended journalists for their professionalism.

“Here in the Upper East Region, there will be no public event to commemorate the day as was done in 2023. However, the Regional Executive, through this press statement, wishes to congratulate journalists in the region for upholding the principles of journalism – accountability, fairness and impartiality, truth and accuracy, transparency, humanity, independence, and public interest.”

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Bolgatanga

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