By: Bodza John Edudzi | ignewss.com |Winneba
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has officially launched its students’ chapter at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW).
The chapter was launched on Friday, August 11,2023 during a seminar organized at the North Campus Assembly Hall of university by the department of Journalism and Media Studies.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Albert Kwabena Dumfour President of the GJA and the guest speaker elaborated on the freedom and independence of the Ghanaian media as stipulated in chapter 12 of the 1992 constitution and the formation of the National Media Commission (NMC) as the supervisory body on the media in Ghana.
Touching on the theme of the seminar, “Professionalism in Journalism, the role of the GJA”, Mr. Dumfour compared the professionalism in journalism to Mathew 5:13 as he challenged all journalist to be the salt in their journalistic endeavors.
According to him, “professionalism is salt of journalism which requires credibility, objectivity, accuracy and transparency as GJA is championing”.
The GJA, UEW chapter is the third student’s chapter of GJA in the country.
The president also donated copies of the GJA code of conducts to the Head of Department of Journalism, Dr Gifty Appiah-Agyei for the students.
Over one hundred and eighty (180) students joined the association.
Some of the student who spoke to Inside Ghana news Service (ignewss.com) expressed gratitude to the departmental heads for opening their arm for the GJA to establish the students ‘chapter in the university .
Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) was established in 1949 as the umbrella organization representing Ghanaian journalists across the country. It was registered as a professional association and listed as one of the several bodies on the board of the National Media Commission.