The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), has urged journalists especially its members to uphold decorum and circumspection in their coverage to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections.
The Association through a release issued by the president, Andrew Danso-Aninkora, encouraged journalists to uphold the core principles of good journalistic practices while ensuring that no media organizations platform is used to propagate messages that could pose a threat to the peace and stability our beloved country, Ghana enjoys.
The statement from GIBA also commended media practioners for extensively living up to task in the past months, weeks and days by informing and educating voters, providing up to date development of election campaigns, provided a platform for political party debate and communication of messages to the electorate, as well as provided a platform for citizens to voice out their concerns and opinions.
The statement further urged all media organizations to abide by GIBA and GJA codes of ethics to champion transparency in the elections coverage.
GIBA also urged the Electoral Commission to continue to collaborate with media organizations in the release of information for public consumption to avoid speculations.
Read full release by GIBA below.