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GIJ launches media contest to mark 60 years


 

The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) on Wednesday launched its 60th-anniversary celebrations to students, staff, alumni and corporate Ghana.
Activities to mark Diamond Jubilee celebrations include a media contest.

Mr Akwasi Owusu Agyeman, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of Ghana Tourism Authority who was present at the launch encouraged citizen participation in national matters, adding that they had a role to play as ordinary individuals in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

The CEO who is also a Council member of the Institute said the media contest which would include; articles, audio and video documentaries as part of activities in the celebration, would enhance participation among journalists in various media and journalism in general.

“Interested persons in the contest can start submitting their articles and documentaries on the 10th of June with a deadline of 19 July,” Mr Owusu Agyemang noted.
Professor Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo, the Rector of the Institute, said the institute was training journalists and communication practitioners to ethically play their much-needed critical role in an increasingly complicated socio-political-economic environment.

The institute is a 21st-century tertiary communication school that which was built on foundations laid over 59 years ago.
The Rector said the effects of new media and communication technologies and the teething challenges they presented for modern communication were also being addressed.

“Issues of how the media particularly new media influences our various national discourses, how they shape the way we talk to ourselves and about ourselves are being considered,” the Rector noted.

He said that communication students of today were raising key questions which would help shape the world in future, as the institute sought to equip students with the requisite knowledge and skills they needed.

“We are here launching this contest which will among others, recognize and award outstanding works and critical analysis of the media’s role in facilitating effective participation of citizens through access to relevant and accurate information,” he said.


Published by GWS Online GH : 2019-05-30

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