Justice Godwin Kpogli, Asante Mampong District Magistrates has advised journalists to be circumspect in their court reportage in order not to reduce the courts and judges to public ridicule.
Mr. Kpogli gave the advice last Friday during an interaction with students of Noble Media Broadcasting & Journalism School based at Asante Mampong, who were at the court to observe court proceedings as part of their programme of studies.
He advised Radio Presenters, who allow the public to pass unnecessary comments on court proceedings and judgements during ‘phone-in’ segments without proper legal interpretation, to desist from that.
“When judgement is given and any party is not satisfied, the best option is filing an appeal, but not to resort to debate on radio or television”. His Worship Mr. Kpogli said.
He admonished journalists to adhere to their professional code of ethics and avoid sensationalism in their reportage.
The students, who are in their final year, are pursuing Broadcast Journalism, Media Law & Ethics and Communication skills.
|Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.|