The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) are organising a Media Literacy, Election Reporting and Safety of Journalists Workshop ahead of Ghana’s general elections on December 7, 2020.
The workshop seeks to train and build the capacity of 150 journalists from all 16 regions of Ghana on media professionalism and safety in their reportage before, during and after the elections.
The media’s vital role in Ghana’s democratic processes cannot be overemphasised, especially in providing accurate information, creating platforms for participatory governance and promoting peace. The MFWA and CDD-Ghana wish to entrench these values through the training programme.
The workshop will address issues such as reporting on hate and violent language; responsible and public interest reporting; guarding against fake news; safety of journalists during election reporting; and peace promotion through reportage.
It will be organised within the three zones of the country; Northern zone in Tamale on June 18-19, Middle zone in Kumasi on June 22-23 and Southern zone in Accra on June 25-26.
This activity forms part of MFWA’s project on Improving Press Freedom and Safety of Journalists Situation in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone being implemented with funding support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.