GJA CODE OF ETHICS EBOOK
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), the umbrella body of professional media practitioners in the country, has revised its Code of ethics. In , the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) developed and adopted its Code of Ethics, which has served the Association well throughout the period. The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has launched its revised Code of Ethics aimed at promoting professionalism in journalism practice in.
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The new code, which is yet to be published, encompasses the challenges across the traditional, new media, social media and cross media, as far as newsgathering, processing and dissemination are concerned.
The code provides a frame of reference to the National Executive and the Disciplinary Committee and members of the association when it becomes necessary to initiate disciplinary action against any member who flouts any Article of the Code.
The gja code of ethics is meant to ensure that members adhere to the highest ethical standardsprofessional competence and good behaviour in carrying out their duties.
Nana Appenteng explained that codes formed the basis of constitutional self-regulatory mechanism for media practice to gja code of ethics that governments did not exercise any acts of regulation or control over the media. Suggesting measures to improve the quality of journalism in Ghana, the minister asked that some media houses consider merging.
The challenges include the impact of media pluralism and diversity, and the sheer numbers of radio and television stations across the country. Meanwhile, the emergence of new media forms has further exacerbated the situation.