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Regional News Thu, 24 May 2012

Employ tact in your reportage-Mr Bemile urges journalists

Journalists were on Thursday advised to employ tact in their reportage and avoid granting airtime and space to individuals who would inflame passions ahead of the December general election.

Mr. Stephen Bemile, Vice President of Jayee University College (JUC) gave the advice at the launch of the institute’s 25th Anniversary celebration and logo in Accra.

He said “it is a well-documented fact that the fire of genocide that raged and razed Rwanda was stoked by and through the media”.

Mr. Bemile also charged the professionals to live above reproach stressing that “the journalist carries the conscience of the society and therefore, the corruption of the journalist will lead inevitably to the corruption of society and imminently, its demise”.

He expressed gratitude to stakeholders who had contributed towards the successes chalked out by the institute and added that management was committed towards making the institute “best tertiary institution in Management and Journalism in Ghana recognized internationally”.

Mr. Bemile said activities outlined to mark the Anniversary celebration included Alumni Homecoming, congregation, fun games, exhibition and an awards ceremony and dinner dance.

The theme for the celebration is “25 Years of Human Capital Development: The Way Forward.”

JUC is an accredited educational institute of higher learning which was established in 1987.

Currently it runs Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with options in Sports, Business and Finance, Political Reporting and French.

It also runs Diploma programmes in Journalism with options in Sports Reporting, Political Reporting, Environmental Reporting and Economic Reporting.**

Source: GNA