All roads lead to the plush Gold Coast Kempinski Hotel in Accra tonigth, where more than 40 Ghanaian journalists will be honoured by the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) for distinguished reportage at its 23rd Awards Night.
GJA President Affail Money hints tonight’s awards will be one of the best the GJA has ever organized.
Among those slated to receive awards are the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, GBC’s Rebecca Ekpe and Peggy Ama Donkor among others. GBC’s OBONU Station is also picked to be awarded.
The Eight-Member Awards Committee Chaired by Dr. Doris Yaa Dartey indicates that the Awards are being given based on accuracy, balance, relevance, potential impact, language presentation, uniqueness, variety and quality of sound bite.
In the face of any human challenges, journalists are expected to deliver excellent performance and it is only fair and morally justified that those who excel are rewarded not only by their employers but more importantly Corporate Ghana and consumers of media content.
Meanwhile, Honorary Membership Awards will be given to distinguished media owners, while some individuals will receive awards for Distinguished Citizenship.
The 23rd GJA Awards is under the theme; “State of Investigative Journalism; Boundaries of Privacy and Boarders of the Public Interest”.
Her Ladyship, the Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo will be Guest Speaker. Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, Law Professor, University of Ghana, Legon is the Chairperson.