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GIJ calls off graduation again

Posted: September 20, 2017 at 10:32 am   /   Editor's Choice, Education, Media

The Ghana Institute of Journalism has for the second time this month postponed its highly publicised graduation ceremony. The ceremony was earlier billed for September 8, 2017, and subsequently moved to 22nd of the month but has now been called off indefinitely. A notice announcing the cancellation Tuesday said: “The 11th congregation ceremony scheduled for […]

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Scandal at EC: More rot exposed!

Posted: September 6, 2017 at 2:28 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Media, Politics

More revelations are emerging about the alleged rot at the Electoral Commission (EC) as the Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, is said to have single-handedly awarded contracts running into millions of Ghana cedis without tenders. According to the petitioners, who are calling for her removal from office, she awarded contracts to private firms without going through tendering. […]

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Turkey arrests 5 over Qatar news agency ‘hack’ – Doha

Posted: August 26, 2017 at 10:27 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Media, Politics, World News

Qatar said on Saturday that Turkey has arrested five people in connection with the alleged hack of Doha’s state news agency, an incident which sparked the current Gulf political crisis. The arrests were announced by Qatar’s most senior legal figure, Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al-Marri. “Our friends in Turkey answered us a short time […]

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EC sells 40 vehicles to members of staff

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 11:04 am   /   Editor's Choice, Media, Politics

The Electoral Commission (EC) auctioned 40 of its vehicles in 2013 to members of staff of the Commission. Although management of the EC estimated the value of the 40 vehicles at GH¢402,000, a valuer at Intercity STC valued them at GH¢83,029. Beneficiaries of the auction included the Senior Staff Association of the commission, the drivers […]

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Fake news punishable by law – Jerry Sam

Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:58 am   /   Editor's Choice, Media

Social media users should be wary of the kind of information they share on their platforms, as it could land them in trouble with the law if the information is found to be fake, derogatory and defamatory. According to Mr Jerry Sam, the Director of Programmes for Penplusbytes, a non-profit organization that focuses on using […]

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EC Boss recruits Mahama boy for top job

Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:55 am   /   Editor's Choice, Media, Politics

It Is emerging that Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei, hired James Afedo one of former President John Mahama’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) communicators as her Communications specialist ahead of the 2016 general elections. James Afedo was a lackey of Stan Dogbe, the trusted aide of then President Mahama, and was being paid […]

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TV3 lays off 100 workers

Posted: August 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Media

Over one hundred workers of TV3 Company limited have been laid off in a retrenchment exercise. Reports indicate that about 40 management staff and 60 junior staff were affected in the exercise. A letter seen by Citi News stated that the decision was made due to the on-going organizational and workforce restructuring of the Media […]

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GTV news anchor made High Commissioner

Posted: August 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Media, Politics

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, 2 August 2017, swore into office four Ambassadors and one High Commissioner – Mrs Francisca Ashietey-Odunton, at a ceremony at the Presidency. Mrs. Ashitey-Odunton will be Ghana’s High Commissioner to Kenya. The five persons, who received their letters of credence, according to President Akufo-Addo, have distinguished themselves in […]

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‘Stop sidelining me’ – Amadu Sulley to EC chair

Posted: August 3, 2017 at 10:44 am   /   Editor's Choice, Media, Politics

Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission in charge of Operations, Mr Amadu Sulley has accused Chairperson of the Commission Mrs Charlotte Osei of sidelining him in the daily operations of the election management body. In a letter written to Mrs Osei and dated July 27, 2017, Mr Sulley accused the EC Chair of dealing with […]

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Meet the most powerful women in the Ghanaian media

Posted: August 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Media

The ownership and management of the Ghanaian media is male dominated, however, three women are proving to be trailblazers in the sector. A research conducted by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) dubbed the Media Ownership Monitor project has found that of the 25 monitored media companies only two […]

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