Make NMC an Authority-CPP

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The Convention People’s Party (CPP) is pushing for the National Media Commission (NMC) to be made an Authority to enable it exercise control and effectively regulate the operations of the media in the country.

In a statement to commemorate World Press Freedom Day and under the hand of its General Secretary James Kwabena Bomfeh Jnr., the CPP said the NMC must be empowered to whip erring media practitioners in line.

‘’The Press should not be allowed to hide under the cover of press freedom to cause irreparable damage to the dignity of innocent citizens. The power of the press to good is great but the power to do evil is even greater and immense. As we mark this day, we urge all media practitioners to learn the rules governing their calling and practice’’ the statement read in part.

It added that ‘’ But never must they surrender to the threats and intimidations of State power wielders who would stop at nothing to cow everyone into submission. The media cannot and should not be silent’’.

Read the full statement below:

CPP statement on World Press Day 2019

Source: BestNewsGH.com


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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