As part of the 2023 World News Day Celebration, the Private Newspapers and Online News Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG), has advised media professionals, news organizations, and the general public to actively engage in meaningful dialogues that can shape public opinion and enhance the Ghanaian democracy.
The Association used the medium to commend the tireless efforts of dedicated journalists who work diligently to provide accurate information to the public despite the various challenges faced in the evolving media landscape.
In a press statement issued by Lawyer Andrew Edwin Arthur, President of Private Newspapers and Online News Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG), extended gratitude to all member organizations, journalists, and stakeholders within the media fraternity for their unwavering commitment in providing accurate and credible news to the Ghanaian public.
” Your dedication and professionalism have contributed immensely to the overall development of our nation” he noted.
The Association charged media professionals to use this year’s World News Day, to recommit themselves to the principles of truth, accuracy, and balanced reporting.
“Together, we can build a stronger, more equitable society founded on the values of transparency and accountability”.
Lawyer Edwin Arthur averred that, as an association, PRINPAG recognizes the vital role played by media organizations in fostering transparency, accountability, and democratic values within the society.
“We stand firm in promoting free speech and protecting the rights of journalists to report without fear of censorship or persecution. In a time when misinformation and disinformation abound, responsible journalism remains the cornerstone of an informed citizenry”.
Private newspapers and online news publishers have risen to the occasion, adapting to new technologies and platforms to deliver news in a format that is accessible and engaging for a broader audience. The PRINPAG emphasizes the importance of embracing these technological advancements while maintaining the principles of journalistic integrity.
PRINPAG is an association that represents the interests of private newspapers and online news publishers in Ghana. The Association strive to promote professionalism, ethical practices, and the development of the private media sector in the country.
By fostering collaboration and advocacy, PRINPAG aims to protect the rights and privileges of its members while upholding high journalistic standards.