GJA urges media to be cautious in coverage of Asantehene-Dormaahene conflict
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has urged members of the press to be cautious in their reportage of the ongoing conflict between the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Dormaahene, Osagyefo Agyeman Badu II.
The two chiefs have in recent times engaged in heated verbal exchanges bordering on chieftaincy issues.
In a press released signed by the GJA President, Affail Monney, “the hyper-sensitive nature of the issue involving the two prominent chiefs can degenerate into a conflict of unthinkable proportions” if not handled well.
The Association is therefore urging editors and social media activists to be circumspect in their reportage and “filter any pronouncements from the two chiefs through a very tight weave of journalistic responsibility and gate keeping.”
Find below a copy of the statement: